NEW ALBANY – A man shooting at rodents inside the city limits of New Albany prompted a temporary lockdown at the high school and the middle school Tuesday afternoon.

New Albany Schools superintendent Lance Evans said the two schools went into a soft lockdown at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday. The lockdown was lifted at 2:18 p.m.

According to New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson, there were no shots fired at the school and the students were never in any danger.

"There was some sort of discharge of a weapon at nuisance animals," Robertson said. "This took place at a location at least three-quarters of a mile away from the school campus.

"The situation has been addressed. Officers were dispatched and the situation was handled. Everything is back to normal now."

It is against the law to discharge a firearm inside the city limits of New Albany.

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