Police investigate after New Haven school struck by gunfire

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are investigating after a New Haven school was struck by gunfire on Thursday morning.

Police say that at around 8:10 a.m., the rear window of Achievement First Amistad High School, at 580 Dixwell Avenue, was struck by one round of gunfire.

There were no injuries reported. The school went into a lockdown at the time, but that has since been lifted.

School officials said that there were no students inside the impacted classroom at the time of the incident. There were some students in the building for in-person learning.

“We take very seriously any event in our school that could present a threat to the safety of any of our students. We will have additional police presence outside our campus over the next few days. Simultaneously, we will take all actions necessary to support our students’ mental, emotional, and physical safety,” the school said in a statement to News 8.

There is no word on the cause of the gunfire and the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304.

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