WOODLAND HILLS (CBS) — A report of a student with a gun at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills prompted a brief lockdown Wednesday, but police said the student did not have a weapon.

Los Angeles police Sgt. Tom Mason of the Topanga Station said a boy threatened another student this afternoon, possibly because of a gang-related beef, and the threatened boy told the dean that he thought the aggressor had a gun.

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That prompted a school-wide lockdown about 2:45 p.m. Nearby Hale Middle School soon followed suit.

Authorities picked up the boy shortly after the report, but it was unclear if he would be prosecuted for a crime. “The victim thought he might have had a weapon, but he never saw a weapon,” Mason said.

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Susan Cox of the Los Angeles Unified School District said the lockdown — students are kept in their classrooms — was lifted about 3:30 p.m.

The campus and several others were locked down for hours a week ago today when a suspected car thief shot school police Officer Jeff Stenroos in the chest. Luckily, his bullet-resistant vest stopped the slug.

The suspect in last Wednesday’s shooting, a 30-something white man with a blond pony-tail, remains at large.

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