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Shots fired near Potomac High School

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have released details about a reported shooting near Potomac High School on Wednesday morning.

According to police, at approximately 9:19 a.m. in the 1400 block of Southview Drive a caller reported seeing two shooting suspects heading toward the school. Police recommended that the school be placed on lockdown.

Police tell us that is when a student texted a family member "mentioning the lockdown and surmising there may be a gunman in the school." That family member then called a police station to say she had information that a gunman was in the classroom and that students were in danger.

Police say then officers entered the school to search for the gunman, narrowing their search to two classrooms based on preliminary information. After they patted down students in the classrooms, they found no weapons, according to police.

Police also tell us that they do not have any verification that a shooting on Southview Drive ever took place. Police are investigating that original call.

The lockdown at the school was lifted before 11 a.m.