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A person spotted on Shrewsbury Elementary property prompted a lockdown of the school Monday, Feb. 5, according to officials.

Southern Regional Police and the Southern York County School District said in a joint statement that an adult was seen on school property carrying a weapon.

After 911 was called, the building was put on lockdown as a safety precaution, and the person with the weapon was taken into custody, according to police.

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Police say it is believed the person was hunting squirrels and the weapon was an air rifle.

No students were in danger at any time, according to officials.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

 

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