UPDATED: Shooting reports result in lockouts at three Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings

Wayne High School is on lockdown while Fort Wayne Police investigate a report of shots fired in the area Wednesday afternoon. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

Reports to Fort Wayne Police of shootings or shots fired incidents resulted in lockouts Wednesday at Harrison Hill Elementary School and South Side and Wayne high schools in the Fort Wayne Community Schools district.

Police investigated several reports Wednesday afternoon of shootings or shots being fired.

Lockouts began about noon at Harrison Hill, 355 Cornell Circle, and at South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St., said Krista Stockman, FWCS public information officer.

During a lockout, schools don’t allow anyone to enter or leave their building because of concerns about safety, Stockman said. Schools go into lockdown when there is a threat inside the building.

The lockout was lifted about 12:15 p.m. at South Side, but lasted until about 2 p.m. at Harrison Hill because police still were nearby conducting their investigation, Stockman said.

Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road, went on lockout about 1:10 p.m. after police received a report of shots fired on Dunkelburg Road near the school.

The report to police said a vehicle was in a ditch on Dunkelberg Road near the school with one of the occupants having a gun, according to police scanner traffic. Shots were reportedly were heard in connection with the incident.

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