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New Rochelle Lockout Lifted As Police Investigate Shots Fired In Area

New Rochelle and Westchester County police at Nature Study Woods near Webster Avenue Thursday.
New Rochelle and Westchester County police at Nature Study Woods near Webster Avenue Thursday. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
New Rochelle High School senior Alex Corleone was out at lunch when he heard the shots.
New Rochelle High School senior Alex Corleone was out at lunch when he heard the shots. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

This story has been updated.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The lockout at New Rochelle High School, which occurred Thursday afternoon following reports of shots fired nearby, has been lifted.

The lockout went into affect at 12:22 p.m. after the reports that gun shots were heard, possibly coming from Nature Study Woods near Webster Avenue.

Westchester County Police initially received a report from neighbors that gunshots were heard at 12:20 p.m., and New Rochelle Police, who were first on the scene, also reported they heard gunshots, said Kieran O'Leary, Westchester County police spokesman.

"It's a fluid situation," O'Leary said.

The investigation is ongoing and a helicopter searched the area.

New Rochelle High School senior Alex Corleone was out at lunch when he heard the shots.

"When I got to the school about five minutes after the shots, they just told us it was in lockout," he said. "Hopefully it was just a bunch of dumb kids messing around and no one got hurt.

"We just heard some loud noises and we go hunting, so we know what gunshots sound like."

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