Decatur school officials are commending the student who raised the alarm about another student with a potential firearm at Eisenhower High School. 

Police investigated and searched the school around 3 p.m. Friday and found a 15-year-old student had an airsoft gun, which Sgt. Steven Carroll described in a statement as "a manufactured toy gun that is real in appearance." 

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, he said. No injuries are reported. Carroll said the department had no further comment. 

Decatur School District spokeswoman Maria Robertson said the reporting student, whom she did not identify, told an administrator about the possible threat. The school was put on what she called "soft lockdown" at 2:50 p.m. as police searched. Parents were notified at 3:30 p.m., she said.

"We're just glad all the students and staff are safe, and we commend the student who acted upon the possible threat and danger to the school," Robertson said.   

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