LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A lockdown at a Lee's Summit elementary school has been lifted.
According to the Lee's Summit School District, a crossing guard working outside Prairie View Elementary School, 501 S.E. Todd George Pkwy., called police Friday morning when the guard thought he or she spotted someone armed with a gun.
Lee's Summit Police tell FOX 4 that the school was put on lockdown as a precaution.
In its message informing families, the Lee's Summit School District said that at approximately 8:35 a.m., a white van pulled up to the crossing guard with three male passengers inside displaying a firearm.
Janice Phelan, district spokesperson, says the van immediately pulled away and afterwards school officials quickly notified police. She said no students were in the crosswalk or near the area when the incident occurred.