Lockout lifted after shots fired near schools

9NEWS at 4 p.m. 9/21/16.

DENVER - Denver police are looking for a group of suspects, possible teenagers, believed to be responsible for Wednesday’s three-school lockout in Denver's Highlands neighborhood.

Police say a report of shots fired happened around 9 a.m. after a group of four tried to rob someone near 32nd Avenue and Clay Street. At least one of the suspects fired a few shots from a gun. No one was hurt.

“Out of nowhere we just see the cop cars come by,” North High School Student Juan Sanchez said.
There was like ten cop cars.”

North High School, Valdez Elementary and The Academy of Urban Learning were placed on lockout, which means people can't go into or out of the buildings, but classes continue.

The lockout lasted a few hours.

“On the radios they told us there was a lockout at first, then like 40 minutes later they said it was a lockdown,” North High School student Irving Gonzalez said.

Officials say there was never any threat to students.

“The kids were safe,” Denver Public schools Spokesperson Will Jones said

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