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May 26, 2017 6:18 PM

False audio alert from NH private school sends parents into panic

NASHUA — An alert from Bishop Guertin High School sent parents into an unwarranted panic Wednesday.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, school officials sent an audio message stating that there was an emergency inside the school involving a student that resulted in a lockdown.

A parent with a student at the school told the Union Leader it was one of the "scariest" things the school could do.

Parents were urged by officials not to call the school or students, and not to come to the school.

The administrative alert turned out to be a situation outside of the building after police assured that there was no immediate threat to student safety.

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According to the school, the lockdown was lifted after about 15-20 minutes.

Principal Jason Strniste wrote an email to parents apologizing for the error.

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