UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Monroe Middle School and Monroe High School were placed on lockdown Friday afternoon due to reports of shot being fired in the area.
Monroe Police confirmed officers were responding to a report of shots fired near the schools. Officials said the reports were not connected to the school or school property, but that students were put on lockdown as a precautionary measure around 3 p.m.
After thoroughly checking the area by the school at an apartment complex on Circle Drive, the lockdown was called off as law enforcement left the scene.
The lockdown was lifted at 4 p.m.
No further information has been released.