Shelter in Place at Dowling Elementary After Police Find Armed Man Near Campus

Shelter in Place at Dowling Elementary After Police Find Armed Man Near Campus
(Source: Ector County ISD)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - ECISD Police placed Dowling Elementary School into shelter in place after reports of a man with a gun near campus.

ECISD Spokesman, Mike Adkins, tells us this happened Wednesday morning after Odessa Police received a call about a man with a gun near Maple and Patton, just a few blocks north of Dowling Elementary.

The school was put into a shelter in place by campus police as a precaution.

The shelter in place lasted 11 minutes before classes resumed as normal.

Police did locate a man with a gun in the area. Andrea Goodson with the City of Odessa tells us the man was located in his front yard and was not pointing the weapon or threatening anyone.