Two Florida middle school students caused a bit of commotion on their school bus Wednesday morning, prompting a 911 call about a possible gun, which turned out to only be a purple plastic confetti shooter which a student had brought to school to celebrate a birthday.

“We had two students that brought a party favor, it was a purple plastic confetti gun, but when it went off it did making a popping sound,” Katrina Townsend with Flagler County Schools told a local Fox affiliate.

The confetti guns, which shot out tiny bits of colored paper, were apparently loud and realistic enough to frighten the bus driver enough to call 911 to report a possible gun on board, a move that some said was appropriate and others said was over the top.

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