Lakeview Elementary School in Portsmouth is on lockdown after shots fired nearby

PORTSMOUTH, VA (WAVY) – Lakeview Elementarylocated in the 1300 block of Horne Avenue, is currently on an exterior lockdown after reports of a shooting near the school.

Principal Garryn Moody shared the following message with families and staff late Wednesday morning:

Good morning Lakeview families. This is Mrs. Moody. This morning we received reports of shots fired outside our building, prompting an immediate police response throughout the neighborhood and near our school. As a precaution, we have closed our school and have now switched to an external lockdown. Our students and staff have shown flexibility and understanding during this time and our learning has recovered. If you have any specific questions or concerns, you may call our main office at 757-465-2901. Thank you.

Portsmouth Police confirmed the information they responded to shots fired in the same block as the school around 10:40 a.m

No casualties have been reported.

Check out WAVY.com for the latest updates.

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