Northridge Elementary School, 1900 Windsor Dr., was placed on lockdown for a brief period on the mornning of Dec. 11 after staff reported hearing gunfire. The gunfire was attributed to waterfowl hunters in the area.

 According to an email sent from the school to parents, the school received notification that gunshots were heard near the school. The building was placed on a lock in and the Newton Police Department was contacted.

The Newton Police Department investigated and confirmed the gunshots were attributed to hunters in the area.