Lockdowns lifted at Kendall schools after police investigated report of shots fired nearby

Update: The lockdowns have been lifted.

A preschool in Kendall was on lockdown Friday morning as police search to see if someone fired a weapon nearby.

Police said a school resource officer at Ruth Owens Kruse Educational Center at 11001 SW 76th St., reported hearing gunfire Friday morning coming from nearby Kendall Indian Hammocks Park and notified police who sent out a squad to investigate.

Shortly after 11 a.m. police were searching the the park next to the school. A police spokesman said so far they’ve found nothing to support the initial call.

Several blocks away, Terra Environmental Research Institute was also on lockdown, police said.

A school lockdown is a precautionary measure issued in response to a direct or nearby threat. It requires staff and students to respond quickly and comply with rules. Here’s how it often works.