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Fake gun at Long Beach City College Forces Lockdown

Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus was placed under lockdown Wednesday after a professor brought a prop gun on campus.

Elias Daughdrill, a film professor, brought the prop for a film shoot, but it was mistaken for a real gun, LBCC Viking News reported.

Officers responded at 10:20 a.m. and gave an “all clear” sign given at 11:03 a.m.

“No injuries were reported, no arrests have been made and there was no threats to the campus or students at LBCC,” said Shauna Dandoy, spokesperson for the LBPD.

According to the LBPD, the campus was in the initial stages of a lockdown when it was announced that the gun was a replica.

Once the gun was identified as a fake, a tweet from the LBCC Twitter account was sent out at 11:03 a.m., with a follow-up tweet 52 minutes later stating the campus was all clear.

Classes resumed their regular schedules and faculty, staff and students were able to return to evacuated buildings.

Brelio Lozano contributed to this story.

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