The department initiated the lockdowns after receiving a report that someone had heard gunshots on Ida Street. That report could not be confirmed, and the lockdown lasted from 11:45 a.m. until 12:20 p.m.
In a partial lockdown, all students are brought inside the building and the doors are locked, but students are still allowed to be outside of classrooms. During a full lockdown, students are locked inside classrooms.
A school district statement thanked the Tupelo Police Department for its “vigilance in protecting the safety and welfare of our students.”
The lockdown followed standard district procedure.