Forest Park police found no evidence that a student brought a gun to Forest Park Middle School as was first reported on Monday, April 11 around 10:45 a.m.
The school was placed on a hard lockdown after the report, which was initiated when an eighth-grade teacher overheard two students talking about a 9-milimeter pistol. The student who allegedly claimed to have a pistol was brought to a secure office and police were called.
Upon further investigation it was determined that the students in question were actually talking about possessing a weapon in the videogame Fortnite that is similar to a 9-milimeter pistol.
The lockdown was released shortly after the incident was cleared up.
This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.