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All-clear given at West Hollywood Elementary School

Police say teacher overheard student talking about possible weapon at school

West Hollywood Elementary School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning.
West Hollywood Elementary School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – West Hollywood Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown Tuesday morning amid a gun scare.

Hollywood police said the all-clear was given after an extensive search of the school.

Police said a teacher overheard a student talking about a possible weapon on school property, prompting the lockdown.

According to an officer at the scene, the student was referring to a neon orange toy gun he had at home, but the teacher heard the word "gun" and reported it to administrators.

A view from Sky 10 showed several police cars on school property.

Police said no weapon was found.