No threat found after report of man with gun near Mass. school

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June 18, 2014, 1:45 pm
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Officials confirm that no threat was found  after a search in the area of the Pine Hill School in Sherborn, Massachusetts, after a report of a man with a gun near a school.

Officers from the Framingham, Natick and Sherborn police departments in Massachusetts, along with a K-9 unit conducted the search.

A heavy police presence remained at the school Wednesday afternoon, but the area was checked and cleared and children were released to parents. The school, located at 10 Pine Hill Lane, was in lockdown from 12:44 until 3:15, according to Superintendent Steven Bliss.

Bliss said in a statement that a first grade student first reported seeing a man with a gun in the woods near the school.

Students were outside participating in outdoor activities for a field day and were brought inside for the lockdown.

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing also assisted during the search.

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