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Trying to spread cheer, man dressed as Santa instead sends scare through NH school
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 10:56 AM EST
Police in southern New Hampshire say a man dressed as Santa Claus was only trying to spread some cheer but ended up panicking officials when he knocked on school windows and entered the building.
He was buzzed into the building but fled when he saw a look of alarm on a staffer's face.
Other schools and parents were notified and kids were kept inside for recess.
The man has contacted police to say he was only trying to spread "holiday cheer" and didn't mean to cause panic. Police aren't identifying him because he wasn't charged.