10/26/2015 11:36 EDT | Updated 10/26/2015 11:59 EDT

Magrath High School Gunman Turned Out To Be A Hunter Walking Home

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MAGRATH, Alta. — A high school in a southern Alberta town was locked down after a report about someone wearing camouflage and carrying a gun.

RCMP say it happened Friday evening in Magrath when the school was open for a sports event.

They say the report claimed the person was walking towards the school with what appeared to be a long gun.

Mounties say it turned out to be a hunter who walked past the building on his way home.

Police are thanking everyone for their patience during the incident.

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