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Bronx Elementary School Lockdown: Gun Rumor Causes Panic At P.S. 4 In Crotona Park

In this photo provided by Hasbro, toy demonstrator Marnye Young practices with the “Koosh Alien Archer” ball launcher at Hasb
In this photo provided by Hasbro, toy demonstrator Marnye Young practices with the “Koosh Alien Archer” ball launcher at Hasbro's American International Toy Fair showroom in New York, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. From the makers of Nerf, the new Koosh line features soft balls. The Koosh line is for use by preschoolers. (AP Photo/Hasbro, Ray Stubblebine)

A Bronx elementary school was placed under lockdown Tuesday morning after rumors of a student carrying a gun surfaced.

Authorities went into lockdown mode after a faculty member at Public School 4 in Crotona Park overheard a conversation between two students, with one telling the other about the alleged weapon.

Police arrived only to discover the weapon was actually a Nerf toy gun.

They then gave school officials the "all clear."

Earlier in January, Deborah Farley was arrested after her 7-year-old son brought a handgun to his Queens school.

After hearing of a gun in the school, officials quickly put the school into a lockdown. They later discovered a loaded .22-caliber gun and an orange flare gun in Farley's son's backpack.

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