Harrison County

Shots fired near Harrison Central put school on lockdown

LYMAN -- Harrison Central High School was put on lockdown for bout 45 minutes Monday after school resource officers heard gunshots fired close to the school, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

The lockdown was lifted shortly before 2 p.m.

Deputies checked the area and found some people in nearby Dallas Cove but could not connect them to the shots fired, Peterson said.

He said the students were not in danger and the lockdown was precautionary.

"It's a rural area and nearby residents often complain of hearing shots fired," Peterson said. "It's in the county and there's about two miles of woods around the school except for a couple of neighborhoods.

"It's legal to fire a gun in the county. We checked it out but found no one shooting."