U.S. base in South Korea on lockdown amid shooting report

Osan Air Base in South Korea was locked down Monday because of reports of an active shooter at a high school on the grounds of the U.S. base, military officials said. A high school principal at the base said that officials locked down the school and base as a precaution after someone reported an unscheduled “active shooter drill.” Morgan Nugent, principal of Osan American High School, said in a posting on the base’s official Facebook site that officials “decided to error (sic) on the side of safety” and lock the school down after a teacher received what sounded like an automated call saying there was “an active shooter drill taking place.” There was no such drill scheduled Monday. Nugent said security forces were sweeping the school and its perimeter and he would restart school once given an “all clear.” The base is also home to the 7th Air Forces’ 51st Fighter Wing.