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Gunshots scare at Meadow Vista elementary a false alarm

Person had been firing pellet gun at nearby home
By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
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A scare involving loud noises that sounded like gunshots near an elementary school in Meadow Vista turned out to be a false alarm Tuesday.

Sierra Hills elementary school reported hearing gunshots to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, which upon investigating found the source to be a person firing a pellet gun at a nearby house, and no crime had been committed, said Dena Erwin, Placer County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.

“They said they’d shoot the opposite direction from the school, and it was cleared as that,” Erwin said.

School officials declined to comment.