Stephen King may be known best for his truly terrifying stories, but something tells us this is NOT the way he had hoped to scare anyone EVER!
A TV adaptation of the author's sci-fi/horror tale Under the Dome is currently in production in Wilmington, North Carolina, and apparently, the CBS show's crew neglected to inform an elementary school a few hundred yards away from their set that they were filming a scene that involved a fake gunfight!
So when shots rang out, the nearby students and teachers enjoying recess close-by after their lunch feared for the worse, rushed everyone back inside, and a deputy on duty at the school put the entire student body in lockdown for 20 minutes, until they realized it was a false alarm!
Thankfully, producers had all the proper permits and paperwork in order to shoot the scene, but STILL!
What were these people THINKING when they chose not to talk to the SCHOOL, given what's been going on in the country?!
Those kids must have been TERRIFIED.
Use your heads and take a look around you next time, guys!
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