Teen boy charged after ‘toy gun’ sends school into lockdown

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A teenage boy has been charged after a school went into lockdown over a toy gun in Melbourne’s south-east on Wednesday afternoon.

The 15-year-old boy from Narre Warren South was charged for possession of a prohibited weapon, a Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday.

He was bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Police on Wednesday had described the item as an imitation gun.

Officers descended on the school on Beaconsfield Avenue after it went into lockdown and arrested the boy.

“There was no threat to the school community and the investigation is ongoing,” police said on Wednesday.

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