ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Officers say a report of a suspicious, possibly armed person at Elk Grove High School turned out to be a student with a stapler.
Elk Grove police say the school immediately went on precautionary lockdown early Friday afternoon after getting the report. A sweep of the campus was then conducted.READ MORE: Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say
During the investigation, officers discovered that the report originated from a person who thought they saw a student with a weapon. As it turned out, police say that student had been using a stapler as a prop to act out a scene from a movie.
(2/4)- During the course of the investigation, officers learned a student used a stapler as a prop to act out a scene from a movie. The stapler was open and the reporting party believed they saw a weapon.
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Police say the student in question was located. No criminal conduct was identified, police say.
The lockdown was lifted just before 1 p.m.MORE NEWS: Saturday Night Fever: Enjoying A Night On The Town After California COVID Restrictions Lifted
Markofer Elementary School, which is in the area, was also put on precautionary lockdown due to the incident.