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Fireworks Blamed For Scare That Caused Lockdown At New Rochelle High School

(Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

(Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Fireworks have been blamed for a scare that included a school lockdown in New Rochelle on Thursday morning.

Police swarmed the area around the high school after several people said that they heard gunfire.

Witnesses thought somebody was firing a gun in the yard of a nearby house.

One person even claimed to have seen a man with a rifle.

In the end officers discovered that a 16-year-old had allegedly been setting off illegal fireworks at his house. So far he is not facing any charges.

The school lockdown lasted 3 hours.

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