Fake gun prompts lock down at Shawnee Mission East High School

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Shawnee Mission East High School was put under lock down on Thursday when girls were overheard talking about a gun on the campus, Prairie Village Police said.

The school was locked down according to district policy when the girls were heard in the bathroom.

"School officials notified the Prairie Village Police Department immediately," said a text alert from the Shawnee Mission School District, "and the school was placed on precautionary lockdown."

When the girls were asked by school officials about the gun, it turned out to be a toy gun.

"After a thorough investigation, a small orange plastic toy gun was found," the alert said, "and it was determined that no credible threat to the safety of students or staff existed."

The lock down was lifted by about 10:35 a.m.

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