Stolen officer's gun leads to school lockdown

The theft of a school police officer's gun prompted police on Tuesday to place the Kensington Urban Education Academy on lockdown.

The officer kept the gun in his car - but forgot to lock the car, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. But the officer also wasn't sure if he locked his car overnight at his home, so investigators hadn't determined whether the theft occurred outside his home or outside the high school.

Police searched the school, but the officer's gun was not recovered, O'Brien said. They lifted the lockdown at 12:40 p.m..

- Dana DiFilippo