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December 19. 2013 2:28PM

Hollis school officials call police on Santa Claus

HOLLIS — Santa Claus paid an unannounced visit to Hollis Primary School Thursday morning, waving at students through windows and causing concern for school officials who called police.

Police said a school official called them just before 10 a.m. after Santa showed up and ran around the school waving to students in classrooms.

Santa's actions caused concern, police said, because no one knew who the man dressed as Santa was, and he left school grounds before police could speak to him.

Other schools in Hollis and Brookline were notified of the incident, and the school district also informed parents.

About 12:30 p.m., the man who dressed as Santa called police telling them he was a town resident who just wanted to spread some holiday cheer. Police said he did not understand how his actions would be perceived.

He had no ill intentions and police said he will not be charged in connection with the incident.


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