Shots fired near two East Austin schools

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Eastside Memorial High and Ortega Elementary Schools are under reverse evacuation due to some police activity nearby in East Austin.

According to Austin police, there were shots fired in the East Boggy Creek Greenbelt area around Noon.

During a reverse evacuation, classes continue like normal but students aren’t allowed to leave the building.

Update at 1:45 p.m.: Reverse evacuation has been lifted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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