Possible sighting of armed person prompts lockdown at Harrison High School Wednesday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Harrison High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon while police investigated reports of a person with a gun seen near the school.

An officer tells 11 News a person driving by thought they saw someone with a machine gun walking around close to the campus, which is located off of Circle just east of I-25. The report came in at 12:20 p.m. and the school was immediately placed on lockdown while officers searched the area.

Officers never found anyone.

A spokesperson with District 2 says there was never an immediate threat to the school and the lockdown was simply precautionary. All students and faculty were safe.

During a lockdown, students stay in their classrooms and do not move around the building.