Montgomery County Police responded to reports of gunshots at the neighboring Woodmoor shopping center at approximately 1PM on Tuesday, along Colesville Rd near University Blvd East.
The incident sent Blair High School into a lockdown from 1:18pm until 1:29pm and remained in a shelter-in-place until 1:40pm, when it was determined that the disturbance involved fireworks and were not gunshots. Montgomery County Police maintained an increased presence in area following the incident and Blair High School principal Renay Johnson tweeted the following at 1:50pm, “We will have dismissal as scheduled today. Lockdowns can be unsettling for students and staff, our counselors and administrators are available for support.” Additional information can be seen in the tweets below.
GUN SCARE IN WOODMOOR: ~1PM Tuesday along Colesville Rd near University Blvd East, Woodmoor Shopping Ctr, & Blair HS. Multiple reports of dispute with shots fired. Incident determined to be disturbance involving illegal fireworks. MCP maintaining increased presence in area.
— Cordell (@CordellTraffic) January 24, 2023
Blair went into lockdown today at 1:18 p.m. due to reports of gunshots in the business community across the street. Blair Principal Johnson lifted the lockdown at 1:29 p.m. and the subsequent shelter-in-place at 1:40 p.m. after further investigation revealed they were fireworks
— Silver Chips (@Silver_Chips) January 24, 2023
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