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Lockdown at All Danville Schools Lifted

Wednesday, an incident in the community led to all Danville schools to be placed on a lockdown and delayed bus services, according to Danville School District 118. (WCCU)

Danville High School was placed on a lockdown Wednesday morning after police responded to a report of shots fired in the area.

Police were called to the 500 block of Jackson Street after a witness says a black male was shooting a gun in the air.

Officers were not able to find the suspect.

No injuries or property damage was reported.

The lockdown was lifted after police cleared the scene.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call police or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 217-446-TIPS.

Danville School District sent the following press release in response to the incident:

"Today there was an incident that occurred in the community which prompted Danville School District 118 to place their schools on a lock-down and delay bus services. All D118 students were safe and no students were in the area of the situation. This was strictly a precautionary measure to ensure student safety.
A short time later we were informed that the areas affected by the situation in the community have been cleared and students were released home."

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