School Goes Into Lockdown After Woman in Halloween Costume Carries Fake Gun

| by Michael Allen

Lewis and Clark Elementary School went into lockdown yesterday after an unidentified woman in a Halloween costume was seen carrying a toy gun near the school in Wenatchee, Wash.

Local police and Chelan County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from an unidentified resident who claimed the woman was carrying a "M16" and did not see a safety tip on the "gun" (pictured).

Law enforcement searched the area while nervous parents drove around the school, which was almost finished for the day.

Officers found the woman and her fake gun in a nearby apartment.

“We told her that carrying a weapon like that was probably not the wisest of ideas,” Sgt. Jim West told The Wenatchee World.

After about 30 minutes, the school ended its lockdown and students were reunited with their parents, reports

In January, a school in Long Island, New York went into lockdown after someone called 911 because they saw someone carrying a "gun," reported the Daily Mail.

However, the "gun" turned out to be a lime green and yellow Nerf gun, which was found by police officers who searched all students and their lockers.

Sources: Daily Mail,, The Wenatchee World