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Reported person with gun places Gaston Co. school on lockdown

Holbrook Middle School in Cramerton was placed on lockdown Wednesday after a person was reportedly walking nearby with a gun, officials say.

Around 3:15 p.m., an officer reported a person with a gun was walking near the bus parking lot. The school was put on lockdown for more than an hour as police investigated. 

“The children from Cramerton Middle were unloading from their bus when the lockdown went into effect. At that time the safest thing for school officials to do was to take the Cramerton team into the band room," Gaston County Schools Communications Officer Todd Hagans said.  

The lockdown was lifted around 4:45 p.m. and students were allowed to leave school.

Police say they are continuing to investigate. 

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