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Springfield Teen With Air Rifle 'Props' Prompts Lockdown

AP | Dec. 12, 2012 8:18 a.m. | Springfield, Oregon

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Police in Springfield say a teen who was carrying two air rifles to school for a project caused a scare that prompted a temporary lockdown of several schools.

Sgt. R.A. Lewis says extra security measures were put in place Tuesday morning after a passer-by contacted police after seeing the teen.

Lewis tells The Register-Guard that police searched the area and determined the youth was a high school student with a pair of air rifles that were intended to be used as “props” in a project.

Police say the teen was counseled about carrying items “that look alarming to others.”

The lockdowns were lifted after about 90 minutes.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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