WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa - The Des Moines County Sheriff's Department and Burlington Police are a house on the 400 block of East Pennington in West Burlington investigating a person inside armed with a shotgun. Police were called at 2:40 a.m.
KWQC TV6 reports a person inside fired a weapon and negotiations continue.
The public is asked to avoid that area.
West Burlington School District officials say the schools are operating as normal. The District released a statement:
"The school, as well as, the local law enforcement deem the safety of our students as one of our highest priorities. It has been and is forefront in our decision making processes today as the police work through a challenging situation.
The District and police continue to communicate.