Police in Vermont say a high school lockdown was sparked by someone confusing an umbrella for a rifle.
Lyndonville Police Chief Jack Harris says police responded to reports of someone carrying a "long gun" Tuesday morning near the Lyndon Institute. The Caledonian-Record reports the school then went into lockdown mode.
Police say a student was later located matching the description of the original report, and was found to be carrying an umbrella. No actual firearms were involved or located.
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Harris says in situations like that it's better to be safe than sorry, and that everyone reacted exactly as they were supposed to do.