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Sep 12, 2016 3:36 PM

Merrimack school goes into lockdown after gunshot-like noises reported

MERRIMACK — Reeds Ferry School went into lockdown Monday after two loud banging noises were heard outside.

Reeds Ferry Principal called Superintendent Marge Chiafery sometime around 3 p.m. reporting that a staff member had heard loud banging noises.

This happened during the school dismissal time, interrupting students being picked up and put on buses.

The school went into lockdown and police showed up to investigate, determining at this time it was fireworks that created the noises heard.

By 3:20 p.m. the school was back to usual dismissal business. No one was injured.

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