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Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2005 3:13 pm | Updated: 8:53 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A Tempe High School student carrying a toy gun caused a lockdown for 2-1/2 hours Tuesday. The lockdown ended at 1:30 p.m., after the unidentified junior handed over his plastic replica, Tempe police spokesman Sgt. Dan Masters said.

The gun was incapable of firing any sort of projectile and barely made a noise when the trigger was pulled, Masters added.

The incident began at 10:55 a.m., when a 911 call made from a cell phone at the school said a student was carrying a gun in his pants. Four officers and two supervisors responded minutes later, and a search of the 1,300-plus students began.

The student could face charges of disrupting school activities plus whatever discipline is levied by the school, Masters said.

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