COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader 9 has confirmed with Muscogee County School District Communications Director, Mercedes Parham, the Columbus Police Department responded to calls of shots fired in the area of East Columbus Magnet Academy around 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26th.
Parham says students at ECMA were waiting to board the school bus that afternoon when the reports came in and were quickly escorted inside by school staff as a precautionary measure.
Parham says no one was injured during the incident and police arrived quickly to search the campus and surrounding streets of the school.
Parham says police did not discover any evidence physically showing a shooting occurred in the area.
Parham says if students, parents, faculty or staff have concerns or questions to please contact them at 706-748-2034 or click here.