At around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 24), Lubbock police received calls of a man carrying a gun in the area of 40th Street and Flint Avenue, near Wheelock Elementary.

A man fitting that description has not yet been found. As of 4 p.m., officers have narrowed the search to an area in the 2800 block of 40th Street.

Lubbock ISD Communications and Community Relations Director Nancy Sharp sent a press release involving the incident in proximity to Wheelock Elementary:

Wednesday afternoon shortly before the dismissal bell, Lubbock Police received multiple reports of a man with a gun in the vicinity of Wheelock Elementary.

The dismissal bell was held and no one was allowed to enter or exit the school. Parents were sent an automated call letting them know students were safe inside the school and wouldn’t be dismissed until police had the situation contained.

About 4 p.m., law enforcement notified Lubbock ISD Police that the situation was contained to a site away from the school and students could be safely released.


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