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Flint Police said one shot was fired outside a school in Flint, but no one was hurt.

Multiple police units responded to FLEX High School, located at 4121 Martin Luther King Ave in Flint, on April 17 for reports of “shots fired”.

Officials now say one shot was fired outside of the school, and four people are in custody.

According to police, the last suspect was taken into custody on April 17th at about 6:00 p.m.

Kenya McLeod's daughter attends the school, she said she spent hours outside the school pacing after receiving notice about the lock-down. 

"I got a phone call from my mother saying that the school was roped off. There was a shooting," McLeod said. 

During the lock-down no one was allowed in or out of the building. 

Marla Banister has a daughter that attends the school as well. She said that her daughter heard the shot and texted her phone, 'I love you' and that scared her. 

"When my daughter finally called me we began to pray. We prayed over the phone and we prayed for the people at the school. We prayed for the students and we prayed for the parents of the students," Banister said. 

The shot was fired after an altercation of some sort, not related to the school, happened outside. That’s when a handgun was produced, and a shot fired at an individual, according to Flint Police.

"Our initial investigation revealed that just a single shot was fired outside of the building and at no time were any of the students or staff inside in harms way. And we are continuing to investigate further," Tyrone Booth with the Flint Police Department said. 

The weapon has not been recovered.

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TV5 will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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