Keokuk Police investigate gun incident at high school

Keokuk High School

Investigators in Keokuk are looking for the person behind a number of shots fired at Keokuk High School.

Keokuk Police were called to the school Thursday evening just before eight after a report of shots being fired at the school.

When officers arrived on school grounds they discovered shots had been fired through a doorway and window on the Orleans Street side of the A wing building.

There were no injuries, but a show-choir rehearsal and a J-V basketball game were in progress just as the shots were fired.

Friday at the school was business as usual says Principle Zach Wigle.

"You know, we are having school as we always do on Friday, trying to make it as normal of a day as possible," said Wigle. "Right now it looks like we have about between twelve, fifteen students who aren't here because of the incident, just because they didn't want to come. But as a whole, students are here, they're in class, and everyone is safe and sound."

Figuring out who fired the shots could be difficult. Wigle said there are security cameras in the building, but not on the exterior part of that building.

Keokuk Police Chief Dave Hinton wouldn't share what type of bullets were found at the school because the investigation is ongoing.

'We've canvassed the neighborhood, talked to several people there," said Hinton "If we've missed anybody, we're just asking them to get ahold of us and let us know if they saw anything that they think may be helpful to us. We're following up on what we have right now, we'll see where that leads us."

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the Keokuk Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 319-524-7704.