VIDEO: Man admits to firing gun near school grounds

Posted at 11:25 AM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 11:25:00-04

A man reportedly walked across a Burke County elementary school campus with a loaded shotgun Wednesday morning.

Icard Elementary School was put on lockdown after three "suspicious individuals" were spotted walking across the school's campus. The sheriff says one of the men, who was carrying a loaded shotgun, fired the weapon off school grounds. 

All three men were taken into custody. 

Douglas Shuford will be held on a domestic violence order violation until warrants are drawn up regarding the incident. The suspect initially denied having a weapon on school property. 

The lockdown has since been lifted. No injuries were reported. 

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