Update 6:20pm: The alleged shooter was apprehended by the county's Emergency Response Team (a.k.a. SWAT team). No one was injured in the shooting. The shots were reported on Sycamore Circle, not Sycamore Drive as was originally reported.
Update 5:13pm: Several parents are confirming that they received the following notice that the lockdown was lifted:
General Wayne Elementary School was just cleared from lockdown by the Chester County dispatcher. Students will begin boarding buses at 4:55 p.m. and will be transported home on their regular bus number to their routine stops. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Original story continues below.
General Wayne Elementary School was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon after police reported gunshots on a nearby street. There are no reports that any students or staff members have been injured or are in immediate danger.
Great Valley School District issued this message to parents:
This afternoon, at approximately 3:35 p.m., the Willistown Township Police Department notified us that they had reports of shots fired in the area of Sycamore Drive. In response, General Wayne Elementary School is now in a state of lockdown. While school busses are on site, students are not being released from school until the lockdown is lifted. All staff, drivers, and students are secure inside the school, which is locked and not accepting visitors. Students are being supervised by General Wayne staff members. Parents are asked not to report to school to pick up their children. Students will be transported home on their regular bus once the lockdown is lifted by the police department. You will receive additional information from the school district as it becomes available.