WENATCHEE — A woman walking in front of Lewis and Clark Elementary School with what appeared to be an assault rifle prompted the lockdown of the school at about 2:30 p.m. today.
Police responded and discovered it was a fake weapon that looked like an AR-15 assault rifle, said Sgt. Jim West with the Wenatchee Police Department.
A woman in her 20s was carrying it as part of a Halloween costume. Someone saw her walking in front of the school, which is at 1130 Princeton St., and called 911.
Officers located the woman at a nearby apartment and gave her some advice.
“We told her that carrying a weapon like that was probably not the wisest of ideas,” West said.
The lockdown ended about 3:15 p.m. and students were released from school.