Police Investigate Reports of Gunfire in a Glasgow School

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Police are investigating reports of gunfire being heard in a Glasgow school.

The reports are coming from St George’s Primary school in the Penilee district of the Scottish City.  Many parents have taken to social media to find out if their child was safe.  The reports surfaced 9am local time.

One woman wrote, “This true? Is it St. George’s? Sorry trying to find out for my mum as helicopters/police cars everywhere and she panicking.”

Other social media posts were from parents who had taken their child out of the school.

Armed Police attended the scene and confirmed there was no threat to staff or children.  They tweeted, “We are aware of a firearms incident in Penilee this morning. We do not believe there is any ongoing threat to any other person.”

Glasgow City Council, tweeted, “All pupils and staff are safe at St George’s Primary, Penilee. Police dealing with an incident which happened outside school grounds.”

A Spokesman for the Police said, “Around 9.05am police received a report of a firearm being discharged in the Penilee area of Glasgow.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances. Additional police patrols are in the area to provide public reassurance.

“It has been reported that the incident occurred outside a primary school in Muirdyke Rd, Penilee. Police officers are currently at the school and there is no threat to any of the children or staff within the school.”

So far no reports have stated what triggered the reports of a gunshot.  According to social media the school at one point was on lockdown, and police had sent in a heavy presence consisting of armed police and helicopters.

The spokeswoman for St George’s school, however, confirmed the school is open.

The tweeted, “All pupils and staff are safe at St George’s primary. Police dealing with an incident which happened outside school grounds.”

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