UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) - In a message sent to parents on Friday, the Solvang School District superintendent said the report of an active shooter was the result of a miscommunication between upper and lower campus staff that initiated a lockdown drill.
Dr. Steve Seaford said that the situation was triggered when an upset student left campus. That student was spoken to by a deputy and went home with family.
He said that there was no danger to anyone at any time.
(10:59 a.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said Friday that deputies responded to a report of an active shooter at Solvang Elementary School but it turned out to be a false alarm.
Sheriff's officials said there is no threat to public safety.
Deputies and school officials are reportedly meeting to figure out what prompted the report.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.