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Four Pasco Schools Experience Precautionary Lockout Thursday

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Pasco police told NBC Right Now they interviewed neighbors and canvassed the area for any signs of a shooting, but did not find anything. Pasco police told NBC Right Now they interviewed neighbors and canvassed the area for any signs of a shooting, but did not find anything.

PASCO, WA- Parents on our NBC Right Now Facebook page are asking about a lockout at four Pasco schools on Thursday.

Pasco High School, along with Emerson, Captain Gray, and Longfellow Elementaries were locked "out" as a precaution because police got a call about possible gunshots near Marie Street.

A lockout is the first step in the lockdown process where teachers lock all the entry points to the school. Everyone inside is free to move throughout the building.

NBC Right Now talked with two Pasco High seniors who say they heard about the lockout over the schools intercom, but did not know what was going on. "I was just thinking it was practice, a drill," said Cristo Serna. 

"I thought it was just practice, but it wasn't. It is kind of scary. It was maybe 30 minutes, maybe not even that," explained Matthew Veng.

The school district posted information about the lockout on their Facebook page after the order had been lifted.

Pasco police told NBC Right Now they interviewed neighbors and canvassed the area for any signs of a shooting, but did not find anything.
 

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