FREMONT – The Fremont Police are currently responding to a situation of an emergency nature at Fremont High School. Numerous police cruisers and at least one unmarked car have been reported at the school.
Both Fremont High School and the Fremont Family YMCA are both on lockdown at this time. Please avoid the area between 23rd street and Military Avenue on Lincoln and in at least three blocks east and west of the street. Home owners in the area should shelter in place.
Avoid the area.
Police have given the “All Clear” to at least the Fremont Family YMCA. Swimmers participating in a swim meet at the Dillon Family Aquatic Center are being released from the locker rooms and the swim meet is being allowed to resume.
Some students who have been on lockdown at the Fremont High School are being released to their parents at this time. We have had no reports of shots fired or injuries at this time.
Fremont High School released this statement at 6:03PM on their Facebook page:
Around 4:00 p.m. the high school administration received an unconfirmed report of a student entering the building, possibly with a weapon.
Fremont Police were contacted; the building was placed in lockdown. The police department continues to follow their procedures to clear the building and to ensure the safety of our students and staff. At this time, there is no confirmation of a weapon in the building.
Two people are now in police custody in connection with this incident. A weapon was recovered.
The incident appears to have resolved with no injuries and no shots fired. We are awaiting official confirmation of the facts, but the danger does appear to have passed at this time.
The Fremont Police department has issued this release:
At approximately 4pm today, Fremont Police Officers were dispatched to the Fremont Sr High School located at 16th and Lincoln in Fremont in regards to reports of a student with a firearm. The school went into lockdown and officers did not initially locate a suspect.
A search of the school commenced, with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol, Dodge Co. Sheriff’s Office and Saunders Co. Sheriff’s Office.
At 6:01pm, two juveniles were taken into custody approximately two blocks from the school. One juvenile was released and one remains in custody.
No shots were fired, no injuries were reported, and the incident remains under investigation.
This is a breaking news story. No other information is available at this time. Updates will be added as soon as they become available.