A snowblower's backfire was mistaken for a gunshot Monday morning, which led to extra precautions at Pleasant Valley's Bridgeview Elementary School in LeClaire.
The school's resource officer reported a possible single shot fired in proximity of the school, according to a email message sent to families.
The LeClaire Police Department, along with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, was called to the school at 8:11 a.m. and were on site until 8:31 a.m., Chief Shane Themas said.
An officer who checked the area confirmed there was a "back fire" from a snow blower that sounded like a gunshot, he said.
There was no evidence that suggested that there was an actual gunshot, Themas added.
As a precaution, school administrators had students go inside as police investigated.