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Official: 911 Call About Active Shooter Prompts Lockdowns

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Officials in North Carolina say a 911 call reporting an active shooter near an elementary school and daycare turned out to be false.

Carrboro Police Capt. Chris Atack said the department received a 911 call around 11 a.m. Tuesday reporting an active shooter, but said police "have no reason to believe this is a legitimate active shooter," adding that an investigation into the call is underway.

Carrboro Elementary School Principal Jillian LaSerna said in a statement that the school would remain on a soft lockdown. Parents were directed to town hall to pick up their children.

Carrboro United Methodist Childcare Center Director Achlee Alston said by telephone that police found nothing when they searched the building and they've lifted the lockdown.

Carrboro is adjacent to Chapel Hill.

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