On Friday afternoon, Shawnee High School was locked down temporarily as officers swept the neighborhood on reports of an allegedly aggressive driver wielding a weapon.
Shawnee Police Department Sgt. Dan Shumaker said at 3 p.m. dispatch received a call alerting police to an alleged road rage situation somewhere near the vicinity of Benedict and Kennedy Streets.
The caller reported being run off the road by a male driving a gold Chevy pickup with tinted windows. She reported he was brandishing a gun, Shumaker said.
When responding Officer Daniel Crisp arrived on the scene, the suspect was already gone, Shumaker said.
He said as a precaution Crisp immediately alerted the high school administration to a potentially dangerous situation in the area.
As a result, the school was on lockdown for about nine minutes, according to a recorded message to parents from High School Principal Matt Johnson.