Report of shots fired prompted lockdown of Downey School in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Downey School in Harrisburg was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon following a report of shots fired near the elementary school.

The principal placed the school on lockdown around 3:35 p.m. after receiving reports from a teacher and two parents of  shots fired in the community, a release issued from the school district says.

The lockdown was lifted at approximately 4:15 p.m. after a police investigation determined that the reports of shots fired were false.

Additional police will be escorting students from school when after-school activities end around 6 p.m., according to the City of Harrisburg.