TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District’s sixth-grade school, Milam Elementary, had a partial lockdown on Wednesday morning in response to a disturbance in the area.
Tupelo Police Capt. Terry Sanford said a citizen complained of a person walking along Gloster Street in the area of Milam Elementary with a long gun.
He said police responded around 9 a.m. and found no one matching the description or anyone in the area who could confirm the complaint but advised the lockdown during the search as a precaution.
The lockdown was recommended by the Tupelo Police Department and the district administration. It occurred between 9:04 and 9:45.
A partial lockdown means the school’s external doors were locked, but everything continued as normal inside.