Toy gun causes lock down at school in Golden

A man brandishing what turned out to be a toy gun near a local school caused a lock down.

A man carrying a toy gun near Lady Grey Elementary caused the school to go into lock down mode around lunch time on May 7.

The man, who is not a local resident but is known to local police, was seen brandishing what turned out to be a toy gun near the school.

A staff member who was going home for lunch saw the man and phoned the RCMP.

The individual was quickly found by Golden Royal Canadian Mounted Police and after an investigation no charges will be laid in the matter.

Even though the weapon in this case turned out to be a toy, Sgt. Troy Durand of the Golden RCMP explained the officers take situations like this very serious.

“We make sure everyone is safe. Safety is a key in a situation like this,” Durand said.