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'Shelter in Place' ordered at West Valley City school after shots fired nearby

Neil Armstrong Academy Police
Posted at 10:08 AM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 21:12:27-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A West Valley City school was placed under "Shelter in Place" protocols Thursday after shots were fired at an apartment complex nearby.

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Neil Armstrong Academy was placed under the precautionary measure, although officials said there was "no direct threat to students." The lockdown was lifted after the suspects left the area.

Police say the shots were fired during an altercation that possibly began Wednesday night and carried into Thursday. Fire department personnel thought they were being fired at when arriving at the scene, but it was the suspects firing at each other.

Some of the individuals involved in the incident left the scene before police arrived.

West Valley City Police reported Thursday night that 2 suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident. A search warrant also yielded a gun & evidence of drug distribution, officials report.

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During the lockdown school continued to proceed inside the building, although visitors were not allowed on campus.

West Valley City Police are looking for info about a silver vehicle in the area at the time. If you saw the vehicle or have information, please call 801-840-4000.