An Ohio elementary school was briefly locked down Thursday afternoon after two people were shot near the school, school officials told NBC News.
Jackie Bryant, a spokeswoman for the Columbus City Schools, said the shooting occurred off school grounds but near the entrance of Liberty Elementary School.
Bryant said no pupils were involved.
Police investigate after two people, including a 14-year-old boy, were shot Thursday in front of an elementary school on the southeast side of Columbus, Ohio.
NBC station WCMH of Columbus reported that a 14-year-old boy was being treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital and that a 20-year-old man was being treated at Grant Medical Center.
Columbus police said neither person had any connection to the school. No one had been arrested Thursday night, they said.
The school system told NBC News that Independence High School, which is across the street, had already dismissed its students for the day when the shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. ET. Pupils remaining at the elementary school weren't allowed to leave for about an hour while police cleared the scene, it said.
First published April 10 2014, 1:48 PM
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M. Alex Johnson is a senior writer for NBC News covering general news, with an emphasis on explanatory journalism and data analysis. Johnson joined NBCNews.com in January 2000 from The Washington Post, where he was news editor of washingtonpost.com and night city editor of the print edition. He has also worked at the Knight-Ridder Washington bureau, Congressional Quarterly and The Charlotte Observer, where he was part of a team that won the 1987 Pulitzer Gold Medal for Public Service. He is a member of the National Press Club, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Online News Association.
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