Officials put a shelter in place at Lincoln Elementary School on Friday morning while Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report about a suspicious person in the area.
A sheltering means students and staff had to remain indoors, but the Leland school was not on lockdown.
The sheltering was lifted about 10:30 a.m., Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said. Parents were notified when the order was issued and when it was lifted.
No information about the sheriff’s office investigation was available.