LONGMONT, Colo. -- A student at a Longmont school was taken into police custody after reports he brought a gun to school Friday.
Longmont police were called to Timberline PK-8 on Mountain View Avenue Friday morning on a report of a student with a gun walking around, said Cmdr. Jeffrey Satur.
Police took 13-year-old student into custody, Satur said.
Friday afternoon police found an Airsoft gun at the school. Satur said the weapon looked "very realistic."
The teen, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, will be charged with interfering with school facilities and false reporting, Satur said. Both are misdemeanors.
He will be processed at the Longmont police station and then transferred to the Boulder County Juvenile Detention Center.
Police put the school on lockdown and searched the campus.
Students were secured in their classrooms during the incident, Satur said.
Officials planed to release classes early. Parents gathered outside the school waiting to pick up their children.
A reporter for the Longmont Times-Call tweeted a photo of a student in handcuffs being escorted from the school.