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College goes on lockdown after light saber mistaken for gun

1 year 2 months 1 week ago March 16, 2016 Mar 16, 2016 Wednesday, March 16 2016 March 16, 2016 3:43 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - A New York college that went on lockdown over a report of a gun on campus says the weapon turned out to be a light saber.

Students and staff members at Farmingdale State College on Long Island were told to shelter in place Wednesday while police investigated a report that someone was assembling a rifle in a school parking lot.

College spokeswoman Kathryn Coley says the rifle was actually a "Star Wars" toy.

Farmingdale State is part of the State University of New York system. It has about 8,700 students.

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