Teenager charged with misdemeanor after bringing fake gun to school

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - A teenager has been officially charged with a misdemeanor after bringing a fake gun to J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs and creating a scare, according to police.

The school was locked down Thursday morning, after what turned out to be a toy gun was spotted on campus.

Police swarmed in with guns drawn, searching classroom to classroom for signs of the weapon and the person who had it.

Officers arrested a ninth grader and the gun was then verified to be nothing but a toy.

Students were taken off campus, following the scare.

The students returned to class Friday morning.

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