(KMOV) – Police believe the noise of broken light bulbs led to a report of shots fired inside Kirkwood High School Tuesday morning.
According to Kirkwood School District officials, police received reports of a shooting inside the school around 6 a.m. after a custodian heard a loud noise that sounded like a gun shot.
Police responded to the scene and searched the building, which was placed on lockout as authorities investigated. Police also blocked off all entrances to the school as a precaution.
According to police, officers found no evidence of shots fired and believe the noise was caused by a box of light bulbs that fell to the ground and broke.
The lockout was lifted around 7:45 a.m. and classes were set to resume at 9 a.m.
Sources tell News 4 no students or teachers were inside the building when the alleged incident occurred. No injuries were reported.
School officials intially diverted all buses and teachers to Dierbergs on Manchester Rd. All other schools within the district were scheduled to start on time.
Additional information surrounding the incident was not immediately available.