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Cristo Rey high school briefly put on lockdown after shots heard nearby

Cristo Rey high school in Kansas City was put on lockdown for less than an hour Thursday after gunshots were fired near the school.
Cristo Rey high school in Kansas City was put on lockdown for less than an hour Thursday after gunshots were fired near the school. kmyers@kcstar.com

Cristo Rey high school was placed on lockdown for a short time Thursday after gunfire was reported outside the school.

Kansas City police took a report of shots fired in the area, near Broadway and Linwood boulevards, shortly before 12:30 p.m. Near the school property, officers found a vehicle with a window shot out.

School officials heard the shots and were among those who called police, said Rebecca Summers, a school administrator. Summers said the school was put on lockdown as a precautionary measure and that no injuries or property damage were found in a search of the building.

In less than an hour, the lockdown was lifted and the school returned to normal operations. Summers said she could not remember a similar occurrence at Cristo Rey.

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