NAUGATUCK, CT (WFSB) -- A person carrying a pellet gun prompted a lockdown at a school in Naugatuck on Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m. when police said a parent spotted a person near the school with what appeared to be a gun.

It was later determined the man had a pellet gun and said he was out shooting squirrels.

The man, identified as 37-year-old Tremayne Boswell, told police he didn't realize he wandered onto school property.

As a precautionary measure, police said the school and the Naugatuck Day Care, located in the school, were placed on lockdown.

It was lifted just after 3 p.m., and school dismissal resumed as normal.

Boswell was charged with breach of peace, first-degree reckless endangerment, and carrying a dangerous weapon.

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