Shooting Sends Des Moines Schools on Lockdown

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East High School was put on partial lockdown after a shooting nearby (WHO-HD)

East High School was put on partial lockdown after a shooting nearby (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa – A shooting in Des Moines’ east-side Monday morning led to lockdowns at three schools.

East High, Hiatt Middle and Carver Elementary were put on a partial lockdown after an incident nearby, a school official told Channel 13.

Police were called to a shooting at a strip mall parking lot on 1330 East University and York Street at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Police say it started with a dispute between four people when one them pulled out a handgun and fired a shot.

No one was hurt.

The target of the shooting was taken to the police station for questioning. Police say they’re still looking for the other people involved.

Lockdowns at all three schools were lifted at about 9:20 a.m.



    • CMiDa

      Yeah, because the situations are so similar, right? DMPD has 380 officers, PHPD has 15, of which 2 are on duty at all times. With resources already being allocated to mitigate a possible shooting threat at SEP high school, it made sense to cancel school due to ACTUAL multiple shooting incidents occurring on the same day, tying up all police resources in a city where something like this is extremely rare.

  • John Smith

    Here, and I had always thought that gun-play was primarily a warm-weather sport. But, more and more, we seem to have year-round enthusiasts taking the lead.


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