Ross Beatty High School went into lockdown after a report of a man seen with a firearm near the school was reported to police.
The call to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office came in around 10:50 a.m. on Friday, May 27, as a result.
This man was in his vehicle, in the area of Kamp Kozy St. and Ranger Drive, near the high school.
In less than 3 minutes from the time dispatch took the initial call, responding units contacted the individual involved, who claimed that he was small game hunting in the neighboring field.
The man was in possession of several firearms including a handgun, two rifles with scopes and a pellet rifle with a scope. He did possess a valid Concealed Pistol License and was in possession of a valid small game hunting license, according to sheriff’s investigators.
The man was spotted by school staff, standing outside of his vehicle with what appeared to be a long barrel rifle. The guns and Concealed Pistol License were confiscated by police.
Cassopolis High School was in lockdown during this incident. Deputies cleared the school finding no individuals on campus that did not belong, nor was there any threat to staff or students at the time the case was cleared.
Nobody was injured in this event. Names are being withheld pending a review from the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office.