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Manual High School struck by gunfire Tuesday morning

A police car's lights, which are on. The text "WCBU Police and Fire" are laid on top of that photo.

Manual High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after nearly two dozen rounds were fired in the area.

Police say a ShotSpotter alert of 12 rounds went off in the 2400 block of West Proctor just after 11 a.m. A 10-round alert went off in the 2400 block of West Ann a short while later.

The school building and a vehicle were struck by gunfire. Nobody was injured.

"While I am extremely saddened by the recent events, I am just as determined not to allow these external circumstances to outshine the excellence happening in our buildings each and every day," said superintendent Sharon Kherat in a statement.

"Every student deserves access to a safe and productive learning environment, and we will continue to utilize our strong partnerships and safety protocols to provide just that."

Peoria police said they will have a high presence around the school during arrivals and dismissal.

This comes about a week after a 17-year-old Manual student was shot in the leg while walking to school.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.