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The airsoft gun that caused the lockdown is shown. (Photo: Tempe Police Department)

PHOENIX -- Two boys were arrested Friday after one brought a toy gun to school and caused a three-hour long lockdown.

Two girls told school officials around 8 a.m. that a boy had shown them a gun in his backpack. Fees College Preparatory Middle School, near McClintock and Guadalupe, was placed on lockdown and police were called.

During a search of the school, police learned that the student had given the gun to another student. Both were arrested on a charge of disrupting an educational facility, a felony.

Police said no threats had been made. The lockdown was lifted by 11:30 a.m.

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