The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a complaint of criminal damage to property at the South Ridge School in New Independence Township on Wednesday following a report that a window had been shot.

Deputies were dispatched at around 1 p.m. to the school gymnasium, 8162 Swan Lake Road, to investigate suspicions that a window had been shot at, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The investigation revealed damage was the result of a shotgun being discharged at the window from the direction of Swan Lake Road. The damage occurred sometime in the preceding 24 hours and likely outside of school hours, the news release said.

The school was locked down while the incident was investigated. At no time were students or staff in danger, the Sheriff's Office said.

The incident remains under investigation. The Sheriff's Office encourages anyone with information regarding recent sounds of shots or suspicious activities near the school to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 218-336-4350.

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