Pittsburgh Public School was on lockdown after possible firearm

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A Pittsburgh Public School was placed on lockdown for a time on Monday after a possible firearm was seen.

Pittsburgh Police say it happened at Milliones University Preparatory School on Centre Avenue in the Hill District around 3 p.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, the school was placed on lockdown and police searched the area and also assisted Pittsburgh Public School police to ensure a safe dismissal of students.

No other information was immediately available. KDKA Radio has reached out to Pittsburgh Public Schools for further comment. They released the following statement.

Today we notified families that Pittsburgh Milliones was placed on a full lockdown due to a report of a suspicious person with a possible firearm on or near school grounds. Following a search of the surrounding area by City Police, the lockdown was lifted. As an added precautionary measure, the school will operate on a modified lockdown tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21.During a modified lockdown, no one can enter or exit the facility without a prescheduled appointment. City Police will be on site tomorrow to assist with student arrival and dismissal, and they will remain in contact with the school throughout the day. 

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