Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon as police followed up on a report of three black males armed with knives.
The report turned out to be in error, a police spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle.
The person making the report "didn't recognize the individuals were students," she said.
Nothing criminal was going on, she emphasized. The students may have had "a pair of scissors, and they thought it was knives," she said.