UPDATE (2:43 p.m.) — Peoria police released more information related to the shooting incident near Manual High School on Tuesday.
According to a Peoria police news release, the initial investigation shows that a vehicle and a Manual School Building was struck during the shooting. No injuries have been reported.
Peoria police officers are now working with Peoria Public Schools administration and resource officers to ensure the safety of students.
Police will have a high presence around the school during dismissal and arrival.
District 150 Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat stated that she was saddened by the incident.
“While I am extremely saddened by the recent events, I am just as determined not to allow these external circumstances to outshine the excellence happening in our buildings each and every day,” Desmoulin-Kherat stated. “Every student deserves access to a safe and productive learning environment, and we will continue to utilize our strong partnerships and safety protocols to provide just that.”
This incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Peoria police at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000
UPDATE (12:40 p.m.) — According to District 150, the soft lockdown at Manual High School has been lifted.
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Police Department has responded to two ShotSpotter alerts, which sent a local school into a soft lockdown on Tuesday.
According to Peoria police, at approximately 11:03 a.m. there was a 12-round ShotSpotter alert near Proctor and Griswold Streets and a 10-round ShotSpotter alert near Ann and Griswold Streets.
No victims have been located at this time.
The Director of Communications and Community Relations for District 150, Haleemah Na’Allah, said that Manual High School has gone on a soft lockdown due to the alleged ShotSpotter.
Both ShotSpotters remain under investigation.