(Memphis) A lock down at East High School was lifted about an hour after it was put in place Friday morning.
Memphis Police responded to a report of someone(s) with a gun:
Upon arriving on the scene, officers were advised that the school was on lock-down, and there were possibly several armed males inside of the school.
A release from Shelby County Schools, however, said there was no report of a gun, but that trespassers were possibly on the property.
Memphis Police said a student told a school officer someone(s) was armed with a gun inside the school.
After a sweep of the school, neither a gun nor an intruder was found.
A spokesperson for SCS said the lock-down was a precaution and, “We take all matters of student safety very seriously.”
Officers were told the report was possibly linked to an off-campus fight outside the school Thursday involving guns and a group of girls, some of whom are East High students.
Police put crime scene tape around a home across from East High after the lock-down was listed.
We’re told a woman and several teenagers live in the home, and could be involved in the aggravated assault.
A male teen was put in handcuffs but later released. No charges were filed.
Police take down crime tape. Juvenile put in handcuffs, no charges filed. His mother and sisters flipped off the media as they drove away.—
Jessica Gertler (@jgertler_WREG3) April 11, 2014