Toy gun found after Wantagh High School lockout

A lockout has been lifted at Wantagh High School after no weapons were found during a police search. The school had been put in lockout

Officials say no students saw a gun and no weapon has been found.

Officials say no students saw a gun and no weapon has been found. (11/8/13)

WANTAGH - A toy gun was found after rumors of a weapon in the building prompted a lockout situation at Wantagh High School today.

The incident began shortly after 9 a.m. when police say a faculty member overheard a student make a comment involving a gun.

The school was put on alert and students were confined to their classrooms while police conducted a search of the building and opened students' lockers.

Police say they found a bright-colored plastic toy gun inside one of the lockers.

Investigators say they determined that there was no criminality involved, and the lockout was lifted.

For more on the Wantagh H.S. lockout, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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