EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – Multiple Evansville police vehicles and emergency vehicles are at Memorial High School in Evansville.
That’s in Lincoln Evansville.
Traffic dispatchers told us shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday that there was a report of someone with a gun.
Police said a 911 call reported an active shooter.
They said the caller gave a room number that was not there.
We spoke to a parent at the scene who told us her child was fine, but she was very worried.
“My heart is pounding,” he told us.
Police say they have checked everything, and at this time, there is no evidence of a shooter.
They say everyone is safe.
There are reports of similar conditions in other areas such as Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati.
The Diocese of Evansville Catholic Schools Office and Reitz Memorial High School released a statement on the situation saying:
“The safety of the students, faculty and staff of the Diocese of Evansville’s 26 Catholic schools is paramount. This morning, Nov. 8, law enforcement was notified of a possible accident at Reitz Memorial High School. The school immediately went into Lockdown, and all students, faculty and staff are safe. Law enforcement officials conducted a thorough search of the building and school property, and found nothing to prove the threat. The school got the all clear. Reitz Memorial and the Office of Diocesan Catholic Schools are grateful for the quick response of local law enforcement in ensuring that the students, faculty and staff of the school today were safe. “
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