Update: At approximately 9:01am Thursday morning, officers from the Salina Police Department were sent to a Crescent address reference a domestic violence call. It was reported that shots may have been fired. Upon arrival, they located a 61-year-old woman outside of the residence bleeding in the facial area. She was taken to an ambulance for her injuries. As a precaution, USD 305, placed Schilling Elementary School on heightened security. The officers entered the residence and did not locate the suspect, 52-year-old Christopher Walters. No firearms were found nor any evidence that a firearm had been discharged. The woman was transported to the Salina Regional Health Center and treated for facial fractures and a brain bleed. She will remain at the hospital for observation.
At approximately 12:45pm, Walters was located sleeping under a dump truck in the area of Derby and Foxboro. He was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and criminal threat.
Update: USD 305 has notified KSAL News that heightened security at Schilling Elementary School is no longer in effect.
Police advised school officials at about 1:07pm the extra measures were not needed.
Salina Police are investigating a report of possible shots fired in the 1300 block of Crescent Drive.
Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that as a precaution nearby Schilling Elementary School was placed on heightened security.
An email from USD 305 to the media says the exterior doors are locked and entry is being monitored. Classes are continuing and all children are safe inside the building. The school returned to normal security at around 1:00.
Police say they were contacted about the incident in a residence at about 9:10am Thursday morning.
Please be advised that the heightened security state is no longer in effect at Schilling. Police have advised that heightened security is no longer needed.