NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A New Orleans elementary school was evacuated on Thursday after a suspicious person was reported near campus.

According to the New Orleans Police Department, shortly after 8:30 a.m., officers were called to the KIPP Leadership Primary school on St. Claude Avenue in the Marigny.

A spokesperson with the NOPD says an armed gunman was seen in the area of the school.

We’re told students were evacuated as a safety precaution but have since returned to school.

Other details regarding the incident were unavailable.

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