Eureka High School briefly on lockdown after hunters spotted near school

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EUREKA, MO (KTVI) - Eureka High School was on lockdown after someone spotted men with guns near the building.

This morning a motorist passing by Eureka High School noticed two men getting out of a car and carrying guns. Fearing a potential threat, the motorist called police.

Police responded to the school and put them on lockdown. As they investigated, the learned the commuter lot directly across the street from the high school is private property. Two men, who tell police that they were looking for arrowheads, had parked there.

Police say they believe the men were hunting. They were wearing camouflage and bright orange day-glow vests. The men did not have long guns. But one of the men was armed with a semi-automatic weapon and a permit to carry. Investigators found a deer stand and fresh bait in the woods.

Police spoke with the wife of the hunters and she explained what they were doing. The school was immediately taken off lockdown and everything is back to normal. The school district and police were appreciative of the quick call by the motorist.

The two men were taken into police custody for trespassing on private property.