Dallas Police Search for "Active Shooter" in Pleasant Grove

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013  |  Updated 10:38 PM CDT
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Pleasant Grove Elementary School was locked down most of Thursday afternoon after someone called in seeing an active shooter in the area near the school. Dallas police searched for the person with a gun but never found anyone.

NBC 5 News

Pleasant Grove Elementary School was locked down most of Thursday afternoon after someone called in seeing an active shooter in the area near the school. Dallas police searched for the person with a gun but never found anyone.

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A Dallas elementary school was locked down for most of the afternoon Thursday as police searched for a person with a gun in Pleasant Grove.

Police say they received a call from Pleasant Grove Elementary School just after 1:30 p.m., the caller said they saw someone firing a weapon near the northeast corner of the school building.

Police responded and started a search for an "active shooter" in the 1600 block of North St. Augustine Drive as well as the heavily wooded area behind the school.

Pleasant Grove ES is on lock down because of the police activity in the area.

"I can understand the schools position we don't want something to happen that has happened at other schools so it's a good thing to lockdown and it could be worse, right now the kids are just inside and they can't get out so that's a good thing and the person with the guns can't get in," said Bernadine Whitmore, the grandparent of a student at the school.

No one was reported injured and students were released around 3 p.m. to their parents.

"I'm just glad that the school principal did the right thing and locked down the school they brought everybody in just for safety measures even though they didn't know where the bullets were coming from but I'm just glad that she was good enough or smart enough to make sure all the students were safe inside the school," said parent Baltazar Porrego.

As of 4 p.m. police were still searching the are and no one was allowed into the school.

NBC 5's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.

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