The “gun” a child reported being aimed at his school out a nursing home window was probably a walking frame, police said.
The seven-year-old told his teacher he had seen someone pointing a gun at the school in Walker, Newcastle.
Police officers searched the home at about 11:00 BST.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “There were no firearms and the child may have confused the arm of a Zimmer frame for a firearm.”
“The report was made in good faith,” he said. “The school was not evacuated at any point during the incident.”