Long Island high school locked down over lime green nerf gun.
The Elmont Memorial high school on Long Island, NY was in lock down for hours and SWAT was called after a individual called 911 and said she saw a suspicious teen wearing a black jacket, carrying a black backpack and carrying a lime green gun. REALLY, a lime green gun? This is the hysteria we find ourselves in following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. Of course it is better to be safe than sorry; however, a lime green gun? Anyone with any gun common sense would surmise it was a toy. Is it possible that some one would spray paint a real gun lime green, maybe. However, in doing so would probably render the gun inoperable. Check out the other menacing Nerf toy weapons.
I guess Obama will add the Nerf toy gun to the banned list as it looks like an assault-style gun
A lime-green Nerf toy gun caused an hours-long lock-down at a Long Island school on Tuesday.
A 911 caller told Nassau County Police she saw a suspicious teen at about 7:38 a.m. Tuesday wearing a black jacket and carrying a black backpack at Elmont Memorial high School in Elmont.
The caller said he was also carrying a lime green gun.
A SWAT team searched the school room by room. Parents were allowed to pick up their children early Tuesday afternoon.
SWAT eventually found the toy lime green and yellow lever action Nerf gun in a student locker. Police made no arrests and the lockdown was lifted. This is shocking, with New York’s new gun laws I would have thought that because the lime green toy looked like an assault-style weapon, it in fact would have been considered lethal. What, no possession of a Nerf gun charges were not made? Sadly, like following 911 when everyone was on edge at anything that looked out of the norm and was taken to the extreme, such is the case following Sandy Hook. This is also the reason why one, namely our state and federal governments, should not be passing knee-jerk ridiculous laws in the name of safety.