Citizens Academy East was under a lockdown Thursday afternoon after reports of shots fired near the school, according to Cleveland police.

Police said the incident happened in a neighborhood near the school at 12523 Woodside Ave. on Cleveland's east side. A staff member heard shots coming from a neighborhood around 3:20 p.m. and called police. Students and faculty went under a brief lockdown.

After an hour, they are now being released. Police arrived and cleared the scene.

No further information was released at this time.

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