All-clear given at West Hollywood Elementary School

Police say teacher overheard student talking about possible weapon at school

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

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.
 

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