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Shooting forces precautionary lockdown on 5 schools in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS - A shooting in Colorado Springs forced four District 11 schools and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind to be put on precautionary lockdown on Wednesday afternoon. 

Palmer High School along with North Middle School, Columbia Elementary, Taylor Elementary, and the in Colorado Springs were all placed on a precautionary lockdown for safety reasons. 

District 11 tweeted about the three lockdowns, stating that "students and staff remain safe."



The lockdowns were lifted at around 3 p.m.

The Colorado Springs Police Department says a teen was hit and taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. 

The shooting happened near the intersection of Boulder and Corona at around 12:45 p.m.

While searching the area, police did arrest a juvenile nearby because he was wanted for Motor Vehicle Theft. 

KRDO reached out to the Colorado Springs Police Department on October 19, and a spokesperson couldn't confirm whether the person arrested was also responsible for the shooting. 

He also asked that anyone with information on the incident to contact the Department at 444-7000.


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