Originally Posted by Dracheous
"No Charges were laid."
Good, kid wasn't dumb, and he listened to the officers orders who drew his weapon for safety, and commanded the kid to drop the "gun" and get on the ground. Kid drops the gun, gets on the ground, officer gets the gun and sees that its a toy; and has a nice little conversation about needing to be careful with such things because they can scare other people in public. Kid learns a lesson, officer is safe, everyone goes home happy. But then the media gets it. . . **insert Jaws theme here**.
It's the media's job to spread fear, paranoia, and mistruths.