The Associated Press
HOLYOKE, Mass. — A grade-school student who took an Uzi-styled water gun to school for field day triggered a complete lockdown of four schools in Holyoke.
A bus driver alerted authorities that he saw one child showing what he believed was a real weapon to friends early yesterday.
Since the students were walking to 1 of 4 schools, all the facilities were locked down while authorities searched for the weapon.
The Republican newspaper in Springfield reports that the water gun was found in a backpack at the Morgan Elementary School.
School Superintendent Eduardo Carballo said it belonged to a student who thought the water gun would be fun to have on field day.
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Carballo said police and school officials followed protocol in locking down the schools while searching for what they believed was a genuine threat.