Shots fired near Tulsa elementary school

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Updated: 12/18/2012 10:15 pm Published: 12/18/2012 2:22 pm

Students at Celia Clinton Elementary School were eventually released from school late Tuesday afternoon after being on lockdown for two hours and 15 minutes.

Tulsa police allowed parents to pick up kids in the building, students who walk home were released and students who typically ride the bus home are being taken home by police officers.

Tulsa Public Schools officials say the lockdown was a standard precaution. Five nearby schools were also placed on modified lock down, which meant students can not walk home until TPD gives the all clear but can get on the school bus or be picked up by parents.  Lockdowns on those schools, Hamilton,  Owen, Sequoyah, Jackson and Springdale, were all lifted by 5pm.

Tulsa police say they were called to the area just before 2 p.m. in reference to a shots fired call. Officers received information the suspect fired a gun on the north side of the school and left the area.  There are no victims or injuries involved.  Police are working to get the students safely with their parents. 

Police searched the surrounding areas and interviewed neighbors about the incident. No arrests have been made but police say every precaution was taken to protect the children and their families that were coming to pick them up.  TPD and TPS both say the response was more swift and detailed due to the shooting tragedy in Newtown, CT, last Friday.

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aleman - 12/18/2012 6:59 PM
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Yeah a hoodie go figure,Tulsa is under siege from crank zombies and gangbangers,as citizens we have a right to request outside help,if it doesn't concern their personal investments(downtown and the river bed walk)they turn a blind eye to it.Our ultra liberal"Republican"Mayor seems to be afraid of offending someone,old dinosaur money needs to open their and look around the rest of the city before it is too late we are going to hell in a handbasket quickly

dukshanee - 12/18/2012 5:49 PM
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omg, it was a black guy wearing a hoodie?!! im soooo surprised to hear that!!! lol

tiredbeingsad - 12/18/2012 4:33 PM
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Sadly.. yes. I listen to the scanner on my phone throughout the day.. and wow it sooooooooo busy! I changed the other day to another state and also other countries and there was NOTHING going on. I was like wow.. Tulsa is SCARY! :(

aleman - 12/18/2012 4:23 PM
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Ho hum just another day in Thugtown

tiredbeingsad - 12/18/2012 4:18 PM
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thanks :) I am and was listening to the police radio.. it was a black male late teens and a blue hoodie or sweat shirt. He is still at large. He was shooting outside the school. :( They have stopped a few people but the witnesses said it was not the guy. There has been so much going on today. Well there always is...

Mayor Maynot - 12/18/2012 2:57 PM
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TbSad nice pic tx ;-) No doubt there could be an incident in that area. Hope it's just backfire or some other insignificant cause. Maybe fireworks??

tiredbeingsad - 12/18/2012 2:26 PM
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