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Light Bulbs May be to Blame for Shooting Scare at St. Louis High School

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Police believe the noise of broken light bulbs led to a report of shots fired inside Kirkwood High School in St. Louis Tuesday morning.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Police believe the noise of broken light bulbs led to a report of shots fired inside Kirkwood High School  in St. Louis Tuesday morning.

CBS affiliate KMOV reports  police received reports of a shooting inside the school in the 800 block of W. Essex around 6 a.m. after a custodian heard a loud noise that sounded like a gun shot.

Police responded to the scene and searched the building, which was placed on lockdown as authorities investigated. Police also blocked off all entrances to the school as a precaution.

KMOV says according to police, officers found no evidence of shots fired and believe the noise was caused by a box of light bulbs that fell to the ground and broke.

The lockdown was lifted around 7:45 a.m. and classes were set to resume at 8:50 a.m.

School officials initially diverted all buses and teachers to a supermarket nearby.



(information for this story provided by KMOV, St. Louis)
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