Lockdown lifted at Murray H.S. after report of shots fired

Police investigating after false report of shots fired at Murray H.S. led to a lockdown

MURRAY, Ky. (KFVS) - Murray High School was on lockdown on Monday morning, January 25.

All students and staff are safe.

Just before 10:30 a.m., Assistant Superintendent Whitney York said the lockdown was being lifted. It last a little more than an hour.

During a news conference hosted by the Murray Independent School District, the Murray Police Department said that at 8:54 a.m. they received a report of shots fired at the high school.

“I’m very proud of what our staff was able to do. I’m very proud of the local law enforcement on their quick response. And i feel they had the situation underhand immediately,” said Superintendent Coy Samons.

Officers with the police department, as well deputies from the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, troopers from Kentucky State Police and officers with the Murray State University Police Department responded to the call and cleared the entire campus.

While clearing the building, police said no evidence of a gunshot was found.

“We do our safety drills all year long. and as you know we take our threats seriously. when it comes to the safety of our students and staff,” said Samons.

Police are still trying to track-down the person who made the call to police.

“The individuals that are found that made these calls I’m making sure they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Samons.

The investigation is ongoing.

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