Three Midlothian ISD schools have returned to normal operations following a soft lockdown Wednesday morning.
At approximately 10 a.m., Wednesday, Midlothian officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 500 block of Woodcreek Dr. to a report of a white male shooting a gun in the air, according to a press release from the Midlothain Police Department. Officers responded and a white male was arrested for disorderly conduct without further incident.
As a precaution, the JR Irvin Elementary School, Midlothian High School and Frank Seale Middle School campuses went into a "soft lockdown" mode, the release stated. While there was no direct threat to the schools, the lockdown was initiated out of an abundance of caution.
At 10:20 a.m., the Midlothian Police Department lifted the soft-lockdown after the incident was resolved, according to the Midlothian ISD statement on Facebook.
"Please know that MISD's priority is to ensure the safety of students and staff regarding any potential threat or situation," stated the district's statement.
During a soft lockdown, the school building's outer doors are locked and no one is allowed outside, but students and staff follow a normal schedule otherwise, according to district procedures.