Toy gun brought to local elementary school

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A brief scare at a local elementary school after a student was discovered with what appeared to be a gun Tuesday morning.

Turns out -- the weapon was a fake. The toy was brought to the attention of school officials at J.H. Blackwell Elementary School after another student noticed the toy weapon, and then told the principal.

The discovery was made before classes began for the day.

We're told the toy gun was confiscated by school staff and the offending student will be disciplined based on school policy.

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