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Tacoma elementary school on lockdown after possible gunshot reported in neighborhood

Report of shots fired causes brief lockdown of Edison Elementary School

Report of shots fired causes brief lockdown at Edison Elementary School.
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Report of shots fired causes brief lockdown at Edison Elementary School.

A Tacoma elementary school was placed on lockdown Friday morning after somebody reported hearing a gunshot in the area.

The 911 call came about 8:40 a.m. As a precautionary measure, Edison Elementary School, 5830 S. Pine St., was placed on lockdown.

Nobody saw a gun, but someone reported hearing a shot and seeing a man walk south on Pine Street.

"There was possibly a shot heard outside the building," police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

Students who were still on the buses were asked to stay there. Other students arriving for class during the lockdown were checked in through the front door, Tacoma School District spokesman Dan Voelpel said.

Stacia Glenn; 253-597-8653

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