Summerfield, Florida — Students at Lake Weir Middle School got quite a scare this morning.
At approximately 10 a.m. Lake Weir Middle School was placed on lockdown after a student had what was originally believed by students and staff members to be a handgun.
Authorities say thankfully after they questioned the youth it turned out to be a toy gun.
Kevin Christian, the School District Spokesman said the young boy was removed from school and he will be punished in accordance with the schools polices. The boy also faces being expelled from school for the remainder of the school year.
Lake Weir was on lock down for about 30 minutes before schedules resumed as normal.
Students and staff were shaken and on high alert until authorities determined the gun was in fact fake.
Lake Weir administration Reportedly followed proper procedure during the lockdown.