01/29/2013 11:33 am ET

Bronx Elementary School Lockdown: Gun Rumor Causes Panic At P.S. 4 In Crotona Park

A Bronx elementary school was placed under lockdown Tuesday morning after rumors of a student carrying a gun surfaced.

Authorities went into lockdown mode after a faculty member at Public School 4 in Crotona Park overheard a conversation between two students, with one telling the other about the alleged weapon.

Police arrived only to discover the weapon was actually a Nerf toy gun.

They then gave school officials the "all clear."

Earlier in January, Deborah Farley was arrested after her 7-year-old son brought a handgun to his Queens school.

After hearing of a gun in the school, officials quickly put the school into a lockdown. They later discovered a loaded .22-caliber gun and an orange flare gun in Farley's son's backpack.