RICHLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - A toy gun caused concern at a Kalamazoo County school, forcing officials to lock the building down Friday morning.
A Gull Lake eighth-grader brought the weapon to school and showed it in class. The school was put in lockdown mode, per school policy.
A sheriff's deputy was sent to the school to investigate.
It was later learned that the student brought the gun, a replica of an antique Derringer, as part of a class project.
The scene was cleared a short time later.
School officials and parents will deal with the issue.
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