GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A man shooting at squirrels sparked a temporary lockdown at an elementary school in Gaston County Friday.
According to WBTV, officers got a call around 8:39 a.m. asking for help with a reported gun near North Belmont Elementary School. The school was put on lockdown as a precautionary measure.
Officers responded to the school and found a man in his yard with a pellet gun. The man told officers he had been shooting at squirrels.
Police say no students or staff were ever in any danger.