• Police: Mom made false report about man coming to school with gun

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    KARNS CITY, Pa. - Chicora Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon after police said a woman made a false report about a man going to the school with a gun.

    According to police, the school received a call just after 12:30 p.m. from 27-year-old Ashley Soose, the mother of a student, saying her child's father was coming to the school, and she feared the man may have a gun.

    "Immediately we notified the state police and initiated a lockdown at the Chicora Elementary School," Superintendent of the Karns City School District Eric Ritzert told InsideButlerCounty.com, a Channel 11's news partners.

    Authorities said the man arrived on school grounds, and police immediately apprehended him before he made it to the building. Ritzert said he didn't have a weapon on him.

    Soose was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.

    School officials said the lockdown lasted only about an hour.

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