Gun Scare At Flint High School
FLINT (WWJ/AP) – Flint police have given the all clear after a local high school was placed on lockdown on Thursday following emergency calls about a man with a gun.
Michigan State Police Trooper Rick Jones said they found no weapons or anything suspicious at Flint Northern High School, about 55 miles northwest of Detroit.
Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell told The Flint Journal that police were on school grounds, securing the scene, and searching the building.
Canine units were spotted on campus along with numerous concerned parents.
Flint school district spokesman Bob Campbell said the lockdown was lifted around 9:55 a.m. He said some parents picked up their children once the lockdown was lifted, but school was continuing for the day.
According to Campbell, a call made to 911 earlier Thursday morning claimed a person at Flint Northern was armed and making threats. The school was notified by police and initiated its safety plan.
Campbell said police will continue to investigate, and there will be an increased security presence at the school about 55 miles northwest of Detroit throughout the day.
No injuries were reported.
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