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No threat found after elementary students evacuated over possible gunshot sound

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Apr 10, 2023

LAYTON, Utah — Students at an elementary school in Layton were evacuated Monday afternoon due to reports of a gunshot noise, but police said they found no threat.

Sunburst Elementary School, located at 2504 W Sunburst Drive, was cleared of students as a result of the call.

Layton Police said it was reported someone thought they heard a gunshot, but that "does not appear to be the source of the noise."

The source of the noise was two students who were in an elevator and had hit the alarm when they thought the elevator had stopped. A security monitor heard banging on the walls and called the police.

Police confirmed that no threat was found in the school and nobody was inured.

Shortly after the building was cleared, police said the students returned to the school to finish their day.

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