UPPER DARBY, Pa.(WTXF) - Upper Darby High School was placed in a lockdown early Thursday morning after a report of a gun on campus.
Upper Darby police said later in the morning they had a subject in custody and the gun recovered was a plastic gun.
The school district announced the school was on lockdown around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The lockdown has since been lifted.
According to the school’s website, police responded to the school after a report of a gun on campus. Visitors were asked to avoid the school during the investigation.
Upper Darby High School is still on lockdown. Police are investigating a reported gun on campus. Please stay away from the high school at this time. No students can be released until police lift the lockdown. The district will provide an update by 9:00AM.— Upper Darby SD (@UpperDarbySD) November 1, 2018
Sadly pellet guns look like real guns. You can see why anyone seeing this in a school would be frightened and call 911 ASAP This was brought to Upper Darby High School by 16 year old now in custody. Police not allowed to question him without parents consent @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/RQhD0BsEKQ— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) November 1, 2018
Sources tell FOX 29's Steve Keeley a student had brought the pellet gun to school and was taking it out of a bag to give to a friend when it fell onto the floor. Other students saw the gun and reported it to school officials.