‘Evidence of hunting’ near Penfield school that underwent lockdown

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PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials say there was “evidence of hunting” found near a Penfield school that prompted a lockdown Thursday.

A 911 call alerted deputies to the report of shots fired in the area of Rochester Christian School. A lockdown was then put in place at the school.

Around 11:45 a.m. deputies determined there was no threat to the school, so it moved from a lockdown to a lockout, meaning the school could resume normal activities inside the building, but would remain safe while deputies investigated nearby.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has determined that there is not a threat at the Rochester Christian School, but continue to investigate the surrounding area after an incident on Thursday.

According to the MCSO, as of 11:45 a.m., the school moved from a “lock down mode to a lock out mode” meaning the school can resume to normal activities.

Chief Deputy Michael Fowler says the shots fired were likely hunters in the area. He added that no one was found or arrested in connection tot he incident.

Fowler said it’s illegal to hunt in that area due to its proximity to the school and that signs would be put in place to alert folks that they should not hunt in the area.

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