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Well-meaning Santa frightens New Hampshire school children

NEW HAMPSHIRE (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A man dressed as Santa was just trying to spread holiday cheer, but ended up terrifying kids and staffers at a school in New Hampshire.

Police say the man caused panic when he knocked on school windows and was waving at students.

He was buzzed into the building but fled when he saw a look of alarm on a staffer's face.

He later called police to say he was only trying to spread cheer.

Police say he wasn't charged.