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Shots reported fired on East Sunset Avenue in Williamsport

December 20, 2012

WILLIAMSPORT — Williamsport High, Springfield Middle, and Williamsport Elementary schools went on modified lockdown briefly Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and a school system spokesman.

The 911 dispatch center received a call for shots fired in the area of the 200 block of East Sunset Avenue at 1:24 p.m. Thursday, according to Washington County Emergency Services. An official with the sheriff’s office said police believe the call was related to a hunter and schools were taken off modified lockdown by around 1:50 p.m. When schools go on modified lockdown students are kept inside. Springfield Middle is in the 300 block of East Sunset Avenue, with the other two schools nearby.

— Julie E. Greene

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