Target practice in Union Parish leads to nearby school lockdown

The sheriff's office says there was no direct threat to students or staff during the incident. (Photo courtesy: MGN)

UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Authorities with the Union Parish Sheriff's Office say a local school had to be placed on lockdown during students' first full day of school.

UPSO says someone reported hearing gunshots near D'Arbonne Woods Charter School on Wednesday afternoon. The school was placed on lockdown around 1:40 p.m.

After the school was placed on lockdown, numerous UPSO units arrived on the scene and authorities worked to trace the source of the gunfire.

Authorities found that someone was target practicing on private property in a wooded area south of the football field.

The sheriff's office says there was no direct threat to students or staff during the incident.

The lockdown was lifted at 2:27 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, was the first full day of school for students, according to the school's website.

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