UPDATE: No injuries reported, Manual High School building hit by gunfire, police say

Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 11:35 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2023 at 3:15 PM CST
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UPDATE 3:14 P.M. - Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Sharon Kherat issued the following statement:

As iterated by the Peoria Police Department, Manual High School was briefly placed on lockdown this morning after the Peoria Police Department detected shots fired. Upon investigation, PPD discovered that the school building and a vehicle were struck.

While I am extremely saddened by the recent events, I am just as determined not to allow these external circumstances to outshine the excellence happening in our buildings each and every day. Every student deserves access to a safe and productive learning environment, and we will continue to utilize our strong partnerships and safety protocols to provide just that.

UPDATE 2:43 P.M. - Roth says a vehicle and the Manual High School building were hit by gunfire.

No injuries were reported.

The police department is working with district administrators and school resource officers to ensure safety, she said.

She said police will continue to have a high presence around the school during arrivals and dismissals.

PEORIA (25News Now) - Peoria Police are investigating after a total of 22 rounds were alerted by ShotSpotter near Manual High School.

Police spokesperson Semone Roth says no victims or suspects have yet been located.

The ShotSpotter alerts came in just after 11 a.m. The first one indicated 12 rounds fired in the 2400 block of West Proctor and the second alerted to 10 rounds fired in the 2400 block of West Ann.

Peoria Public Schools spokesperson Haleemah Na’Allah says Manual is on soft lockdown.