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False Alarm at Nokomis H.S. 

It was a tense beginning to the day at Nokomis High School in Newport yesterday.

Buseswere still arriving when some students and faculty heard a sound theythought might be a gunshot inside the building. That’s when theschool’s emergency plan kicked in, and Nokomis High was locked-down.

Students still arriving on the buses were diverted to another school, and officials began to investigate.

It turn out that the sound that had been heard was that of a small metal &quot:pellet&quot: being thrown through a window.

By 9:30, all of the students were allowed to get back to their classes.

Police say they are still investigating, and they aren’t sure at this point if charges will be filed.