Holyoke police said Morgan Elementary School was put on lockdown this afternoon after shots were fired nearby.
Thankfully no one was hurt, but neighbors told Western Mass News it's becoming a scary reality for kids learning how to cope with gun violence.
Around 3 p.m. is when shots were fired near South Bridge Street and the Morgan Elementary School was put on lockdown after shots were fired nearby.
The community is already sensitive to school safety and guns following the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting that killed 10 people.
"It's not like back in the day when I was going to school, now is the new millennium. It's just sad, you know, the shooting all the people shooting at each other I don't understand," said Holyoke resident Jose Delgado.
There was another incident at Morgan Elementary School in March where a bullet was found inside of a classroom.
Police increased patrols in the area after parents raised concerns about student safety.
"I think it's the reality all around the country. Officials and concerned folks you can never stop trying to keep kids safe. People wil be prepared, it's the nature of what kids have access to these days. The internet is killer and wide open to everything," Delgado continued.
One Holyoke resident we spoke with who did not want to appear on camera, said its unfortunate that kids have to deal with the scary reality of gun violence.
She hopes people will take initiative within themselves to do what they can to prevent it going forward.
Holyoke police said no one is in custody in connection to this incident.
Western Mass News has reached out to Holyoke Public Schools for more information.
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