Lockdown After Shots Fired Near School

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    The Lockdown on Chester High School was lifted after reports of gunfire near the school put the campus on alert. (Published Monday, Mar 31, 2014)

    A Delaware County high school was put on lockdown for more than half an hour this morning after the report of shots fired near the school.

    The shots were fired near Chester High School in Chester, Pa. around 8 a.m. Monday, according to Chester Police Commissioner Joseph Bail.

    Chester Upland School District superintendent Gregory Shannon said the hooting was reported about a block away at W 9th and Barclay Streets. 

    Bail said that police put the school on lockdown as officers investigated.

    Shannon said the shooting wasn't "school related" and didn't appear to involve any students. No high schoolers were hurt.

    As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, police vehicles and officers on foot could be seen in the area of the school.

    The lockdown was lifted around 8:40 a.m. after police didn't find any shooting victim.

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