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September 1, 2014

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Man shooting pellets at pigeons prompts school lockdowns

Two schools in Henderson went on lockdown this morning after police received a report of a man with a gun in the neighborhood.

David Erbach, principal at Mannion Middle School, said the school was told by CCSD Police to enter lockdown mode about 7:45 a.m.

All doors were locked and the school’s 1,630 students stayed in their classrooms. Smalley Elementary School and its 800 students also went on lockdown, Erbach said.

Henderson Police responded to the area of Greenway Road and Du Fort Avenue about 7:45 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about a person with a gun.

Officers found a man with a pellet gun who was shooting at pigeons, said Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul. A report was taken but no arrests were made.

The lockdown was lifted at 8:02 a.m. and both schools resumed their normal activities.

Jeff O’Brien can be reached at 990-8957 or [email protected].

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