3 Topeka schools on soft lockdown

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Two Topeka public schools were put on lockdown following reports of gunshots being fired in the area.

A spokeswoman from Topeka Public Schools tells KSNT News Topeka High School and Meadows Elementary School were both on secure campus as a caution.

“We are in contact with our district police and with TPD as they investigate a shooting in the area.”

Parents from both schools received notifications.

Mater Dei Catholic School was also on lockdown.  In addition, nearby Cair Paravel Latin School was also on lockdown but that was lifted shortly after 11am.

A shift commander told KSNT News that reports of shots fired came from an area near SW 7th and Fillmore.  There are no reports of any injuries.

Two students were questioned with matching a vehicle description near the reported shooting.

The lockdowns were lifted around 11:40 a.m.

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