Some kids were going trough stuff discarded by PU students now that the semester is over (graduation was yesterday), and found
some toy guns a toy gun. One. So the whole campus was locked down.
The Ivy League campus was locked down for about a half-hour Wednesday after someone reported seeing a male with a handgun.
Princeton Borough Police Officer Garrett Brown says four juveniles were going through items discarded by Princeton students who had recently moved out of dorms. Brown says they found the toy gun.
A witness saw one of the boys stick it in his waistband and thought it was real. Brown says the boys did not realize they were causing an alarm.
The boys are in custody for questioning. It’s not clear whether they’re going to be charged.
At least it wasn’t during graduation yesterday or there would have been a total – unjustified – panic.
I’m not sure how they lockdown the campus, considering that there are Borough streets right through it, but I hope the authorities have some common sense and don’t charge the kids.