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Three Casper schools had a lockout Thursday morning after police received a report of a person carrying a handgun in the area. No students were injured and the lockout was lifted shortly after.

Casper police received a call from someone that said a person was tailgating them on CY Avenue. The tailgater followed the caller into the parking lot of Roosevelt High School and brandished a handgun, according to the caller.

Officers responded to the area and officials put Roosevelt High School, CY Middle School and Pathways Innovation Center on a lockout. Police described the move as “precautionary.”

When officers arrived, they determined with the assistance of the Natrona County School District that the person with the suspected handgun was a student at Roosevelt High School.

That student was carrying an air soft BB gun, authorities say.

Police said there were no threats to students, faculty or citizens during the incident.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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