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Gun scare at Lancaster Primary School

Frantic calls about a gunman at an elementary school in Lancaster County this afternoon turns out to be a false report.

Sheriff Ronald Crockett tells NBC12 that no teachers or students were ever in danger.

Crockett says a staff member at Lancaster Primary School overheard another staff member talking to her husband about what to do if a shooter enters the school.

The staff member mistook that conversation and thought there really was a gunman on school property, says Crockett.

That staff member ran to a classroom, jumped out the window and ran to a neighbor's home to call police, Crockett says.

Authorities dispatched a full crew of deputies and state police officers but soon called off the search for a gunman.

Crockett says the teacher did what she was supposed to do in a real life situation.

He also credits law enforcement officers for their quick response and says this was a good training session.

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