SOUTHINGTON â€“ Southington High School was placed into a â€śsecure school modeâ€ť on Thursday after a student used a cell phone to mimic the motion of a gun being racked.
Police were called to the school around 10:07 a.m. after a student there reported seeing another student with a gun in the buildingâ€™s hallways between classes. The incident prompted a large police presence until it was determined using video surveillance that no gun was involved.
The student who prompted the secure school mode was issued a summons for second-degree breach of peace and was picked up by a parent, police said.Â
According to police, the student, a 17-year-old, used a cell phone to imitate the motion used to rack a gun, causing another student to believe the teen was actually armed.Â
Police said they quickly determined there was no threat to the school, as the object was simply a cell phone. The school day resumed as normal shortly thereafter.
Police on Thursday said the school will consider further discipline against the student.
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