Several St. Paul public schools locked their doors as a precaution Thursday after shots were reported fired shortly before noon on Selby Avenue in the Summit-University district, officials said.
The schools on lockdown included Central High School, Maxfield Elementary, Obama Elementary and J.J. HIll Elementary, according to school district spokeswoman Toya Stewart Downey.
Sgt. Paul Paulos, a police spokesman, said that police got a report of shots fired at 11:48 a.m. No one was hit, he said.
A man was seen running in the direction of Interstate 94 shortly after the shots were fired. Police were investigating, Paulos said.
The lockdown lasted for 30 minutes according to Stewart Downey and school continued as usual.