NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A New Orleans East school is back in operation Tuesday, after a brief shutdown, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Officials say officers were called to the IDEA-Oscar Dunn campus in the 12000 block of Hayne Boulevard on a report of a possible armed suspect in the area. When they arrived, NOPD says no suspects were found and called off the lockdown just before 1:50 p.m.
The New Orleans Police Department says there was no report of a firearm being brought on campus. WGNO crews reached out to the school’s principal Elizabeth Ostberg for comment about the incident:
” Yes, we are good. We were on lockdown shortly because of a concern about a possible weapon on campus but all is safe and no issues.”
No further details are available at this time but the NOPD is gathering information as they continue to investigate.