Franklin High School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday after the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call about a possible gunshot fired nearby.
An investigation revealed, however, that no shots had been fired and the cause of the explosion might have been a tire popping, according to LAPD Northeast Division Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg, a watch commander on duty Wednesday.
“Somebody heard a pop—and put it out as a shooting,” Rosenberg said. “[LAPD] units responded, and with the support of the school police we checked the area. There was nothing going on—there was no victim or suspect—but we had to do what we had to do.”
The police units responded between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Rosenberg said, adding that LAPD Northeast officers had their hands full today as they responded to a home invasion robbery in Los Feliz and the pursuit of burglary suspect in Atwater Village at around 3 p.m.