The RCMP say a misunderstanding led to the lockdown of a school on the Northern Peninsula on Wednesday.

Police responded to Mary Simms All-Grade School in Main Brook around 9:30 a.m.

Staff had locked down the school and called police after hearing what they thought was a threatening message on the school's voice mail.

It turns out that the call came from a company in Ontario that does business with the school board. The message was an unrelated conversation that was overhead on the recording. 

Police would not say what was on the voice mail, but noted that it was not a threat.