Ralston elementary school locked down after incident reported nearby

A man came off a trail claiming he'd been shot near a Ralston elementary school Monday.
Published: Aug. 15, 2023 at 11:39 AM CDT
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RALSTON, Neb. (WOWT) - Staff and families were informed of a Tuesday morning incident at a Ralston elementary school that was initially reported as a shooting, prompting the school to go into lockdown.

According to a spokesman for Karen Western Elementary School, located north of 62nd and L streets, a distressed man left the nearby Keystone Trail, and approached two construction workers in the school parking lot about 9:45 a.m., telling them that shots had been fired him.

First responders confirmed he was not shot, though he had some scrapes. Omaha Police tells 6 News he was booked into jail after being taken to the hospital for treatment. They note he did have outstanding warrants and believe he was assaulted or possibly fell.

It’s the second incident reported near a Ralston school in as many days. On Monday, a road rage incident prompted a parent at Meadows Elementary to warn school officials about a potential threat.