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: Young Eagles Are Falling From Their Nests Due To NorCal’s Oppressive Heatwave
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.
— EGPD (@ElkGrovePD) May 21, 2021READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Shooting At House Of Oliver In Roseville
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: Forward Progress Stopped On Fire In El Dorado Hills
Markofer Elementary School, which is in the area, was also put on precautionary lockdown due to the incident.