Squirrel in transformer puts Ohio school on alert

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Posted: Oct 25, 2010 9:25 PM
Squirrel in transformer puts Ohio school on alert

Police said a lock-down at an Ohio high school resulted from an errant squirrel. Brookhaven High School in Columbus went on alert shortly after 8 a.m. Monday _ about a half-hour into the school day _ because of reports that shots had been fired in the area.

WCMH-TV reported investigators found that a noise resembling gunfire had come from an electric transformer malfunctioning after a squirrel got inside.

The school's precautionary lock-down was lifted shortly after 8:30.

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Information from: WCMH-TV, http://www.nbc4i.com