Cabarrus Co. school briefly placed on lockdown after hunter spotted in area

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MIDLAND, N.C. —

The tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn has left schools across the country on high alert.

Bethel Elementary School in Midland was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning as a precaution after sheriff’s deputies said someone spotted a man with a long gun near the school.

Deputies searched the area and found that the man was a hunter. 

Police located the man and talked to him.

There were no threats made toward the school and the lockdown was lifted.