After 11:30 AM, William Penn High School was put on lockdown while police looked into a report of a possible gunshot in the area.
A criminal investigation is now being carried out at William Penn High School, which is located at 713 E. Basin Road in New Castle, Delaware. As a result, there are more police officers in the neighborhood. There are no accidents, and the school is not under any immediate threat. We kindly ask that people stay away from the area. The school receives no feedback from parents.
The students are expected to be dismissed on a regular basis.
There is now an active, ongoing investigation. When new information becomes available, it will be made public.
The lockdown at William Penn High School was lifted at approximately 12:50 PM at the recommendation of the School Resource Officer. Students are resuming their normal activities. As the investigation continues and we will provide further updates as we can.
William Penn High School issued the following statement:
William Penn High School was placed on lockdown shortly after 11:30 AM while investigators responded to a report of a possible gunshot in the vicinity. This means students are resuming normal activities inside and are sheltering in place in the classrooms they are currently in. We will update you as soon as we have more information as we investigate this matter further. Authorities are on the scene and we ask parents not to come to the campus while the investigation is underway.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.