Del. school in dispute over shots fired

January 15, 2013 5:38:00 PM PST
School officials are in a heated dispute after a gun was fired on nearby land.

On Monday, children were evacuated from the playground at Pleasantville Elementary School after shots were heard coming from the neighboring farmland.

Administrators say yesterday was the first time someone had fired a gun while the children were out for recess.

The alarmed children were taken off of the playground, and recesses were then held indoors for the rest of the day. The district also sent an alert to parents explaining what happened.

Officials tell Action News that a pair of men who lease the farmland were legally hunting geese on the land.

Delaware regulations require that hunters must be at least 100 yards from another property, building or residence. Officials say the men who were geese hunting were more than 200 yards away from school property, and using type of shot that can travel up to 50 yards.