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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after a parent brought a gun on campus.

School officials at David Cox Elementary in north Charlotte placed the campus on a lockdown for about 20 minutes around 10 a.m. after a gun was discovered in a woman's car.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the woman, 44-year-old Cheryl Ashbee-Jones, called 911 asking for their help because she was being followed. Police searched her car on campus and discovered the gun.

Ashbee-Jones has a permit to carry a firearm, but it's against the law to have firearms on a school campus, police said.

Ashbee-Jones was arrested, and officials said no one was hurt during the incident.

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