Lock out lifted at Pecos schools following report of a gunshot being heard

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PECOS, Tx. (KOSA) -- Schools in Pecos were temporarily placed under lock out on Friday after a report was made of a possible gunshot being heard.

According to Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD, district officials were first made aware of a possible shot being heard near Pecos High School.

PBT-ISD Police and other local law enforcement responded to the school and began investigating the report.

Austin Elementary and Crockett Middle School were placed on lock out as a precaution while authorities completed their investigation.

The district says that the area around Pecos High School was searched and nothing was found.

The lock out was lifted at 1:30 p.m.