Cahokia High School’s lockdown was lifted at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, about 40 minutes after the lockdown began in response to gunfire across the street.
“There was a situation across the street, and we had the lockdown for the safety of our students,” Principal Kevin Bement said. “Nothing happened here on our property.”
Bement said he did not want to discuss the details of the incident.
Superintendent Art Ryan said police have not confirmed whether or not there was gunfire or who they were investigating in the incident. Ryan said they were under lockdown for about half an hour before the police gave the all clear.
Cahokia police officer Lt. Gary Brewer said there was a fight across the street from the school and possible gunfire. The investigation was still ongoing as of Thursday afternoon.