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.

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