An elementary school in Arlington was locked down Wednesday after a student reported seeing a man with a gun, according to authorities.
A Imogene Gideon Elementary School student told school officials that a man with a gun was around the school in the 1200 block of Mansfield Webb Road Wednesday, Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said.
Arlington police worked with Mansfield school district police to investigate, she said. The school was locked down right after the report was made at 3:20 p.m.
Mansfield school police Chief Jimmy Womack said officers reviewed all of the video surveillance and did not find any evidence that an armed intruder was on campus.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Womack told Star-Telegram media partner WFAA that a 7-year-old reported seeing a man with a ski mask walking through the hallways with a gun.
“The searches and video evidence show the initial reports were unfounded,” said Hope Boyd, a Mansfield school spokeswoman.
Students were released at 4:25 p.m., officials said. Students are usually released at 3:30 p.m.
The school got the all clear at 5:25 p.m., Arlington police said. —Monica S. Nagy