Lockdown lifted on Converse area schools, dove hunting suspected source of gunshots
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Two Converse area schools are on lockdown after shots were fired near campus.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they were called to the 7400 block of Binz Engleman at around 9 A.M. Tuesday when someone reported hearing at least one gunshot and a suspicious-looking man.
Sheriff Javier Salazar said that multiple deputies reported hearing several additional when they responded to the area.
Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies and Judson ISD Police responded and established a perimeter around the school in addition to the schools enacting lockdown protocols. All staff and students at the school are safe.
Metzger Middle School was fully locked down for a time and then moved to a perimeter lockdown. Woodlake Hills Middle School, Escondido Elementary School and Woodlake Elementary were also placed under a perimeter lockdown as a precaution as law enforcement investigated.
Salazar said there is an area close to the reported gunshots that is frequented by dove hunters and that a hunter was contacted and confirmed that he had fired several gunshots while hunting.
Mounted patrol searched the greenway and K9 units were dispatched. No arrests or weapons have been found.
Salazar said there will be additional, specialized increased law enforcement presence around the area and for parents to not be alarmed.
“At this point, I don’t believe there is any continuing threat,” Salazar said. “In an abundance of caution, we want to make sure that we’re visible and we maintain a high profile out here just to let everyone know we’re out here and in control of the situation.”
Don Morgan contributed to this report.