The Edmond Sun

December 5, 2012

Police investigate shots fired near Edmond school

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Officers are responding to a shots fired call that prompted a modified lockdown of an Edmond elementary school, a school spokeswoman said.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday Oklahoma City Police Sgt. John Stacy said officers and supervisors remained in the vicinity of the 17000 block of Red Tailed Hawk Way. The street is located just south of Northwest 179th Street and West Edmond Road and behind Edmond Public Schools’ West Field Elementary School, 17601 N. Pennsylvania.

Stacy said at about 4:28 p.m., a call came in from the neighborhood about multiple shots fired. Oklahoma City Police Department supervisors were at the scene, determining their next step, Stacy said.

Edmond Public Schools spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp said the development resulted in the school being placed on modified lockdown. Parks-Schlepp said at the time of the incident about 50 students in an aftercare program were at the school.

Speaking shortly after 6 p.m., Parks-Schlepp said the students had all been picked up.

“It still remains a fluid situation in the neighborhood,” she said.

No further details were immediately available. | 341-2121, ext. 108