East Helena schools locked down after nearby incident involving gun

Posted at 5:10 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 15:51:40-04

EAST HELENA- East Helena police are investigating an incident where a gun was discharged.

According to Chief Mike Sanders, it happened Thursday afternoon on the 600 block of East Lewis Street around 2 p.m.

East Helena public schools were briefly locked down because of their proximity to the incident.

According to a Facebook post on the school district’s page, students were able to go home via their normal routes at 2:50 p.m.

Chief Sanders says a man has been arrested and will be charged with at least one felony.

He says there is no danger to the public.

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the call.