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'Under The Dome' Shooting Scene Prompts School Lockdown

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"Under the Dome" shooting scene causes panic in Wilmington. | CBS
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"Under the Dome" prompted a lockdown at a local elementary school in Wilmington, North Carolina on Tuesday, April 9.

According to StarNewsOnline.com, a deputy on duty at Pine Valley Elementary School sent the classes into lockdown after hearing gunfire in an area behind the school. "Under the Dome" was filming in Halyburton Park -- about a mile away from the school -- with the proper permits.

However, TMZ reports the police and school officials were not alerted that the scene would depict gun violence. The gossip site also reports children were on the playground when lockdown began. A source close to the series dispelled TMZ's report and said law enforcement was notified about what would go down in scene and the fact that it would include gunfire was made public.

“The location producers did everything by the book with the proper permits, and certainly didn’t intend to cause any alarm, especially among children," CBS Television Studios said in a statement. "We appreciate the efforts by local authorities to clear up the confusion.”

"Under the Dome" is based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. The CBS summer series stars Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre and Britt Robertson.

King, Neal Baer, King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers on the series. Vaughan also serves as writer.

Watch a sneak peek below.

"Under the Dome" premieres Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

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