An elementary school in Flint is on lockdown after reports of shots fired in the area.
Summerfield Elementary School went on lockdown around 10:00 A.M., according to Steve Tunnicliff, associate superintendent with the Genesee Intermediate School District.
“There were reports of shots fired in the area so we took the necessary precautions to go into secure mode,” Tunnicliff said. Summerfield is an early childhood center which is run by the GISD. According to Tunnicliff, a school resource officer was sent to Summerfield as a precaution. A Genesee County Sheriff’s Office deputy could be seen walking the grounds of the school around 10:30 A.M.
As a precaution, students were taken inside the building.
The lockdown was prompted by the shooting of a woman and a toddler nearby.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 to the 1800 block of Milbourne Avenue, between Paterson Street and Welch Boulevard.
The woman and child were taken to Hurley Medical Center and both initially listed in critical condition. The woman has been upgraded to good condition, according to police, while the child is now in serious condition.