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Man shooting at squirrels sparks temporary lockdown at Gaston Co. school

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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.

Source: WBTV

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