A gunman opened fire on a utility helicopter in Harrison County and later exchanging gunfire with sheriff's officers.
There were no reports of injuries. The shooter initially fired at the Kentucky Utilities helicopter as it was checking on power lines near Cynthiana, and the pilot was able to land the helicopter, Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loudermilk and Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said.
The suspect, who fled, later exchanged gunfire with police, Barnett said. Several police agencies pursued the gunman who was on foot.
Some Harrison County students were not allowed to leave schools at regular dismissal time because the reports of an active shooter in the community provoked a lock down, according to the school system’s social media pages.
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About 5:15 p.m., buses serving the Eastside, Northside and the Southside districts were expected to load students and begin taking them home, according to Harrison County Schools.
Students at the middle and high schools who live in the Westside District were not being released to buses as of about 4:45 p.m., according to the announcement. Students at Harrison County High School who drive and do not live in the Westside District were to be released after buses have left.
Students who live in the Westside District are being released for pick up by parents, but bus transportation from the Westside District was still being held as of 5:25 p.m., according to the school system.
People living in the White Oak Pike community were advised to stay inside and lock their doors, according to the announcement.
All Harrison County sports practices and games scheduled for Monday night have been canceled.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.