Possible Hunter's Gunshot Puts School on Precautionary Lockout

A hunter possibly inadvertently caused scare at a South Jersey elementary school, according to police.

Authorities placed a Gloucester Township grammar school under a precautionary lockout after a parent reported hearing gunshots in nearby woods.

Township police responded to the J.W. Lilley Elementary School on Williamstown Road Wednesday morning. Officers didn't find anything after conducting a large-scale search of the surrounding area.

No students were hurt.

There were reports of a hunter in the area -- special deer hunting permits were issued for this week.

Police say the school is open and the investigation is ongoing.

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