Bronx elementary school in lock-down - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Toy gun prompts Bronx school lock-down

Posted: Updated:
P.S. 171 and P.S. 4 were locked down while police conducted a sweep following a report of a gun inside P.S. 4. (Photo MyFoxNY/Stacey Delikat) P.S. 171 and P.S. 4 were locked down while police conducted a sweep following a report of a gun inside P.S. 4. (Photo MyFoxNY/Stacey Delikat)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The lockdown of two schools in the Bronx was lifted after police discovered a toy gun.

The NYPD conducted a sweep of the schools Tuesday morning after the principal of P.S. 4 called in a report of a student possibly carrying a gun.

A student told the school aide that he heard another student had a weapon inside the school on Fulton Ave. The student did not actually see a gun, said police.

The building which also houses P.S. 171 was under lockdown for more than an hour while police conducted their search.

They eventually found a toy gun, reported to be a Nerf gun that fires foam "bullets."

Two students from P.S. 171 said they were told to crouch under their desks during the sweep.

A large group of parents lined up outside the school to pick up their children after word spread of the lock-down. Many were frustrated that their children remained inside.

By 10:45 a.m., parents were allowed to enter the school and pick up their children.

On Jan. 15, a lime-green Nerf toy gun also caused an hours-long lock-down at a Long Island school.

  • Bronx NewsBronx NewsMore>>

  • Fighting street harassment

    Fighting street harassment

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:37:24 GMT
    New York City women are tired of hearing vile things yelled at them as they walk down the street. Many women are going public about street harassment and catcalling. Some even post picture of their offenders on social media. Founded in 2005, Hollaback! is an anti-harassment organization giving women a platform to do just that.
    New York City women are tired of hearing vile things yelled at them as they walk down the street. Many women are going public about street harassment and catcalling. Some even post picture of their offenders on social media. Founded in 2005, Hollaback! is an anti-harassment organization giving women a platform to do just that.
  • Should school start later?

    Should school start later?

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:19:22 GMT
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. for middle and high school students.  This recommendation is based on biology.  Pediatricians say adolescents can have trouble falling asleep before 11 p.m.  Therefore in order for teens to get a full eight hours of sleep the school day should start later.
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. for middle and high school students.  This recommendation is based on biology.  Pediatricians say adolescents can have trouble falling asleep before 11 p.m.  Therefore in order for teens to get a full eight hours of sleep the school day should start later.
  • Bronx event will honor slain journalist James Foley

    Bronx event will honor slain journalist James Foley

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:11:25 GMT
    An event will be held in the Bronx to honor slain journalist James Foley. The Sept. 6 event will be hosted by the Bronx Documentary Center and a program called RISC, which stands for Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues. Two of Foley's colleagues from the RISC course, Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, will appear at a screening of their film, "First to Fall."
    An event will be held in the Bronx to honor slain journalist James Foley. The Sept. 6 event will be hosted by the Bronx Documentary Center and a program called RISC, which stands for Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues. Two of Foley's colleagues from the RISC course, Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, will appear at a screening of their film, "First to Fall."
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices