Police: Teen Pointing Air Soft Gun Prompts School Lockdowns

The lock down was lifted just before 11:30 a.m.

A 16-year-old New Hampshire student allegedly prompted the lockdown of several Manchester schools Thursday after pointing an air soft gun out of a moving car.

Manchester police say the Memorial High School student, who has not been named, was spotted by a teacher as the vehicle drove eastbound on Western Road after 10 a.m.

As a result, Manchester School of Technology, Jewett Elementary and Southside Middle School were in secure campus mode during the investigation.

The lock down was lifted just before 11:30 a.m.

Police say the student was found inside the school, but was not armed with the air soft gun; an air soft gun was allegedly found in the trunk of a car belonging to another student a short while later.

Charges against the 16 year old are pending at this time.

In a statement, Manchester Public Schools said they're "extremely pleased" by the responses of Manchester police and school faculty and staff.

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