For a little less than an hour Tuesday morning, May 2, Sam Case Elementary School in Newport went into a “Code Yellow Lockdown” after a student reportedly said they heard what sounded like gunshots close by.

According to a “Remind message” sent to Sam Case parents and guardians, attributed to Marty Perez, Sam Case principal, at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, “a student at Sam Case Elementary School reported hearing a noise that sounded like a gunshot outside near the school and saw someone in the wooded area behind the school.”

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