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Armed police in false alarm near Midlothian school

Armed police

Armed police and ambulances descended on a house near a Midlothian school following a call about someone being seen with a gun.

The armed officers were deployed to the property near Beeslack Community High School in Penicuik after the call was received at about 08:55 on Monday .

However, it turned out to be a "false alarm with good intent", police said.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said there was no threat to the public.

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