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Lockdown lifted at Tacoma elementary school after possible gunshot reported nearby

Officers arrived at Edison Elementary School in Tacoma in response to possible gunshot reported in the neighborhood. Courtesy of The News Tribune.

TACOMA, Wash. — A lockdown at Edison Elementary School in Tacoma was lifted just before 9:30 a.m. Friday, the Tacoma Police Department said.

Police checked the neighborhood around 5830 S. Pine Street, where the school is located, and said they couldn't find anything suspicious.

The school was placed on modified lockdown after someone reported hearing a gunshot in the area.

The 911 call came at about 8:40 a.m.

A Tacoma police officer was at the school to make sure students arrived safely.

Operations at the school were returned to normal, police said.

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