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Nampa police review policies after fake gun photo at school

Associated Press

NAMPA, Idaho – The Nampa Police Department says it’s reviewing policies following a photo of a school resource officer dressed in street clothes and walking into a school while holding a fake rifle.

A student at Columbia High School last week took the photo and then sent the image on social media with the words “We boutta die.”

Nampa School District officials say the student admitted sharing the image as a joke and knew the person photographed was the school’s resource officer and there was no danger to students.

Police say the fake, rubber rifle was going to be used in a law enforcement class.

Nampa Police Capt. Curt Shankel tells KTVB-TV (http://bit.ly/2kOnuKs) that officers with training aids should put on a police jacket with visible, identifying patches.

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