Lockdown lifted at Independence elementary school

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - An Independence elementary school went on lockdown briefly on Monday afternoon after a report of a person with a rifle.

Independence police went to Cler-Mont School at 19009 Susquehanna Ridge after receiving a report that a 15-year-old boy wearing a red shirt was carrying around what looked like a rifle.

The school went on lockdown for a short time.

Police searched the area but found no one.

The lockdown was lifted and police cleared the scene.

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