Elementary school locked down; Police find 9-year-old with wood gun

MMSD: Elementary school locked down for safety precaution
Elementary school locked down; Police find 9-year-old with wood gun

Madison police were on scene of a school lockdown on the east side Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Frank Allis Elementary School on Buckeye Road was put on lockdown around 3 p.m., Madison police officials said.

Police responded to a report of a weapon around 3 p.m. Two students were concerned about a boy with a toy gun, and alerted school officials about 30 minutes before school let out, officials said.

Responding officers found a 9-year-old boy with a wood gun, police said.

Madison Police Department officials said when school officials approached the boy with the toy gun they patted him down, felt what they thought could be a weapon, and the boy ran and hid.

Madison Metropolitan School District spokesperson Rachel Strauch-Nelson said students were kept in classrooms as a safety precaution, but they were released around 4 p.m.

Police said the 9-year-old was uncooperative, and the school was locked down while police looked for another possible weapon.

School officials said it is unclear what disciplinary action the 9-year-old will face, but school policy does ban toy guns.