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Active shooter reported near Virginia school, but no shooting found

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 13:36:19-05

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia responded Monday to a report of an active shooter in the area of a Henrico County middle school but did not immediately find evidence of a shooting.

Police got a 911 text indicating there was an active shooter in the same block as Moody Middle School, Henrico County Police spokesman Lt. Matt Pecka said during a news conference.

Authorities responded but found found no evidence of a shooter or of any gunfire, Pecka said. Officers were clearing the scene as a precaution but there were no injuries reported.

“Obviously if you have a student in the school system this is very traumatic,” Pecka said. He officers were available to speak to concerned parents.

There is no evidence that students were in danger, a Henrico County Public Schools news release said.