"Boys with toy gun cause scare near school"
Police officers and sheriff's deputies were called to an elementary school in the 4S Ranch area after it was reported that someone was seen nearby with a rifle.
A call came in about 12:45 p.m. saying that a person carrying the weapon was spotted behind the Stone Ranch Elementary School on 4S Parkway, said sheriff's Lt. Larry Nesbit.
It turned out to be two boys with an Airsoft rifle playing in a yard that backs up to the school and a park, Nesbit said.
According to various Web sites, Airsoft is a toy gun used in combat-simulation games and police training that fires a 6-millimeter or 8-milimeter pellet. Although they are toys, they are designed to look like real firearms, including pistols, rifles, combat shotguns and light machine guns.