When members of Scotland Yard's firearms unit swooped in on gangsters after an hour of surveillance, they found eight terrified A-level honor students filming their Media Studies coursework with three toy guns bought from a sweet shop. The three students had written the script for a 15-minute film about gangsters, and persuaded five friends to star in it. 

Now the students, from King Solomon high school in Barkingside, are worried they will fail their classes after the officers seized their video coursework.

"It was absolutely shocking," said Adam Langleben, 18. "Round the corner I heard people shouting 'get down, get down' and 'against the wall'. I thought my friends were joking and then I turned and saw a gun pointing in my face. We were lucky not to be shot." Langleben said they had not checked with the police because they were unaware they needed permission.
categories Movies, Cinematical