Huntsville ISD reports that an item was found at Stewart Elementary School which initially appeared to be a toy gun. Upon further investigation by the campus administration and the Huntsville Police Department, the item was actually determined to be an inoperable and unloaded .22 caliber starter pistol (like those used in track meets) that had been partially painted red.
At this time it is unknown who brought the item to the campus. The investigation will continue and appropriate action will be taken. Due to the starter pistol being inoperable and unloaded, at no time was any student or staff member in danger.