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Dorchester charter school placed in lockdown after shots are fired nearby

A Dorchester charter school was briefly placed in lockdown this afternoon after a report of shots fired behind the building, police said.

David Estrada, a Boston police spokesman, said a call for shots fired came in just before 4 p.m. near the corner of Claybourne and Park streets.

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No one was injured and no arrests have been made, but the Lucy Stone campus of Roxbury Preparatory Charter School was placed into lockdown until about 4:30 pm as a precaution, according to Estrada.

He said the report of shots fired was not connected to the school in any way.

A police officer was standing in the school parking lot shortly after 5 p.m. It was not immediately clear how many children were in the building at the time of the lockdown.

Roxbury Prep has one other location in Dorchester and a campus in Roxbury, according to its website.

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