A New Bedford elementary school was locked down Monday for about an hour as police looked for a gunman reported to be in the area.
School district officials said students at the Sgt. William Carney Academy on Elm Street were placed on lockdown at about 2:15 p.m.
The scare ended just before 3:30 p.m., when police finished searching the area.
Police said there was no shooting at the elementary school itself.