EUGENE, Ore. -- River Road Elementary School went into lockdown Wednesday morning after police responded to an incident near school grounds.
School officials secured school doors just before 10 a.m. when a school resource officer reported that an incident happened a short distance from the elementary grounds, Eugene 4J School District spokeswoman Kerry Delf said.
Melinda McLaughlin with Eugene Police said officers responded to a "shots fired" call around that time at the Valley River Center, which across the Willamette River from the elementary.
Officials said a police officer was at the school while the incident was handled and the lockdown ended about 10 minutes after it was initiated.
"Every one of our students and staff responded quite well to the lockdown, but we were never in any imminent danger," principal Susan Nakaba told our news staff.
McLaughlin said officers found a subject involved in that "shots fired" call and contacted both Valley River and River Road Elementary at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday. She said it was cleared by 10:30 a.m.
This is a developing story, updates will be posted when they become available.