SCS places Cromwell Elementary on temporary lockdown after gunshots were heard near campus

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Cromwell Elementary was placed on a temporary lockdown Monday afternoon after gunshots could be heard near the campus, officials with Shelby County Schools said.

SCS released a statement saying:

"We heard about the shots being fired near the campus, so the school has been placed on lock down as a safety precaution while the matter is being investigated. All students and staff are safe inside the school, and parents have been informed that dismissal is being delayed temporarily." 

Louis Brownlee, with the Memphis Police Department, confirmed shots were fired in the area and the school was briefly placed on lockdown.

No one was injured. Police are still searching for a suspect.

Those who live near the school said they heard between four and five gunshots.

This lockdown was the second in the area on Monday.

Earlier in the day officials locked down Riverdale School in Germantown as officers looked for a suspect involved in a chase near the school.

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