Elementary school lockdown called off in Oklahoma City school district

A Green Pastures Elementary school staff member heard shots fired near the school in Spencer about 1 p.m. Monday. The school was on lockdown, but police investigated and found nothing, Oklahoma City school district spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm •  Published: January 7, 2013
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3 p.m. Oklahoma City police have called off their search near Green Pastures Elementary after finding nothing nearby, Oklahoma City public school district's spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin said.

School will dismiss at 3 p.m. like it normally does, she said.

— Green Pastures Elementary school was put on lockdown after teachers heard shots fired near the school, an Oklahoma City public school district spokeswoman said.

The teachers heard shots fired about 1 p.m. Monday and notified police. The school was put on lockdown as a precautionary measure, spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin said.

“All the kids are safe and learning,” she said.

Oklahoma City police are investigating the report.

During recess, the teachers heard shots fired near the school and saw a couple of men run away, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

Police sent out a K9 unit and a helicopter to search the area but have not found anything, Knight said.


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