BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Bedford County School District is alerting parents and residents of a false alarm that occurred Friday morning at a school, which prompted a response for an active shooter.

In a release sent out to parents, a contractor was repairing a sprinkler system at the Bedford Middle school which triggered the fire alarm. As a result of panic, someone contacted law enforcement stating the school was in lockdown.

The school was then contacted by police and went into lockdown as a precaution, according to the school district’s release.

Once police arrived at the school, district officials communicated that the school was secure and there were no intruders.

As a result of our previous planning, the district was able to communicate to parents within minutes that students and staff were safe, and that law enforcement was on site. As always, we continued to communicate with parents as quickly as we could and reunified parents with their children as soon as possible.

Bedford Area School District release

Troopers confirmed the incident was a false alarm and there is no danger to the school or the public.

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The full release from the district can be found here.