Note to Self: Don’t Walk by School Carrying Realistic Toy Rifle

by Christopher Freeburn | November 1, 2013 4:08 pm

assault rifle 300x126 Note to Self: Don't Walk by School Carrying Realistic Toy Rifle[1]A Washington State woman caused a near panic at a local elementary school after she donned a too-realistic Halloween costume[2] on Thursday.

Police in Wenatchee, Wash., were dispatched to the school after receiving a report of a person near the school carrying an assault rifle. The school immediately went into lockdown, the Associated Press noted.

A subsequent call to authorities informed them that the person seen was likely a woman in her 20s who had included a toy assault rifle in her Halloween getup.

Local cops located and spoke with the woman, confirming that she was not an actual threat. Police told her that openly carrying a realistic-looking toy firearm wasn’t “the wisest of ideas.”

The school lockdown lasted for about half an hour while police investigated the report.

In December, a disturbed man entered an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and murdered 26 people, including 20 small children[3].

Here are some more stories from Halloween 2013:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/assault-rifle.jpg
  2. after she donned a too-realistic Halloween costume: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HALLOWEEN_SCHOOL_SCARE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-11-01-01-17-37
  3. murdered 26 people, including 20 small children: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/big-movie-premieres-cancelled-in-light-of-school-shooting/#.UnQJj5G1Kf0
  4. Cocaine-Filled Pumpkins Stopped at Border: http://investorplace.com/2013/11/cocaine-filled…stopped-border/
  5. PHOTO: Empire State Building’s Halloween Light Display: http://investorplace.com/2013/11/photo-empire-s…-light-display/

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