GLENDALE — [Updated] Police briefly locked down Hoover High School on Thursday morning after students were seen with what turned out to be a prop gun from the drama department, officials said.
The fake weapon was supposed to be locked up, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said, and school officials were looking into how it got out.
"It should have been secured," he said. "It's unknown why it wasn't secured."
No injuries were reported in the incident.
At 8:47 a.m., a student reported seeing fellow classmates playing with what appeared to be a handgun during class, said Elena Heimerl, spokeswoman for the Glendale Unified School District.