Lockdowns Lifted At 2 Big Walnut Schools After Report Of Child With Gun


UPDATED: Thursday October 11, 2012 12:14 PM

Lockdowns at two Big Walnut Schools were lifted after sheriff's deputies received a report of a weapon in the area.

According to Big Walnut Local Schools Superintendent Steve Mazzi, a child with a gun was spotted in a neighborhood between General Rosecrans Elementary School and Big Walnut Middle School around 7:30 a.m.

Authorities searched but did not locate a child with a weapon.

During the investigation, middle school students were kept inside the school while elementary school students were transported to a staging area.

Buses carrying elementary school students were diverted to the high school from their normal routes. Parents received a call saying that children who walk to school should stay home until further notice.

Investigators did not search school buildings. There were no reports of injuries.

10TV has a crew on the way to learn more information. The lockdown was lifted just before 9:30 a.m.

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