A toy bb gun was discovered by an employee of Sara's Preschool near school grounds Tuesday morning, according to Ridgewood police.
At roughly 8 a.m., a preschool employee found the bb gun in the woods by the Prospect Street facility. He alertly confiscated the toy gun and stored it for safe keeping until an officer arrived and removed it, according to police.
The bb gun was not loaded and police have not identified its owner, according to Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward.
"There was no evidence of criminal activity," Ward said. "No other weapons were located."
Detectives are investigating the discovery.