A Kansas elementary school was placed on lockdown after a reported BB gun shooting, officials said.
Linn Elementary School in Dodge City was placed on lockdown for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon when a suspect shot a BB gun, school officials said in a Facebook post. The school was never in danger.
Deputy Chief Jerad Goertzen said Dodge City police were called at around noon and arrested a 58-year-old man who was found in a field to the west of the school. The man, who is from Dodge City, had been in a park directly south of the school when the incident started.
The man was in possession of a BB gun, but police could not confirm if he ever shot the gun. He never was inside the school or on school property, Goertzen said.
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School officials said in their Facebook post that the suspect “will be facing charges for shooting a BB gun.” Goertzen said the man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
Goertzen said the man never intended to cause any harm to anyone at the school.