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School Officials: Nobody on Maryland School Grounds Was Shot
Aired October 11, 2002 - 14:55 ET
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KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: Gunfire reported outside of an elementary school. Could it be tied to the sniper on the loose outside of Washington D.C.?
We're going to check in with our Kathleen Koch. She's in Rockville, Maryland.
What do you know, Kathleen?
KATHLEEN KOCH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Kyra, obviously we've made a lot of calls on this. We've spoken to the Prince George's County Police Department. What happened is they had an off duty officer there at the school this afternoon who heard some -- what appeared to be the sound of gunshots somewhere behind the school, not inside the school and he went to investigate.
Now we've spoken to someone inside the school, a spokesman for the school, Kenilworth Elementary School in Bowie, Maryland, just a few blocks from where Monday's shooting took place. And the spokesman said there have been no gunshots fired on school grounds, that perhaps there is something going on elsewhere in the community.
But at this point, no shots on school grounds, no children shot. No one shot at all that we can determine at this point.
Back to you.
PHILLIPS: I think a lot of people are saying, Thank God.
Kathleen Koch, thank you very much.
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