Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Ron Moag said the middle school and high school were under lockdown for less than half an hour Tuesday.
Moag said the situation unfolded at 11:40 a.m. after an adult male was spotted by a district facilities staff member. The man spotted was walking south on 6th Avenue toward M-60 and carrying what looked like a firearm over his shoulder.
The staff member immediately called 911, commencing the lockdown as facilitated by the Three Rivers Police Department.
Moag said he is pleased to report the lockdowns were executed flawlessly and lifted just before noon. Police informed Moag that at no time were students or staff at either school in any imminent danger.
Authorities interviewed the man at 6th Avenue and Wood Street. They said he did possess a firearm, though it was in a case and did not contain bullets. He told police he was transporting this firearm to a relative’s home.