Pasco Police investigate citizen report near schools, no threat found

UPDATE at 12:57 pm: The lockdown has been lifted, according to the Pasco School District No. 1.

According to Sgt. Pruneda with the Pasco Police Department, a nearby citizen told a school playground supervisor they saw a man walking around with a gun.

The playground supervisor then told school officials who placed the campuses onto lockdown as police were called to the scene.

Pruneda said after searching through the area, they did not find the man nor could they get ahold of the citizen who initially made the report.

PPD urges all citizens to always call 9-11 if they are concerned about safety, especially near schools.

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PASCO, Wash. — Franklin STEM Elementary School and McClintock STEM Elementary School are on lockdown due to an ongoing police investigation in the surrounding neighborhood.

In a lockdown, no one is allowed to enter or leave school buildings out of an abundance of care for the young children inside.

According to officials from the Pasco School District No. 1, students at each of these schools are continuing with their regular schedule right now. Therefore, classes are proceeding as usual.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated with further information once it is provided.

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