Careful searchSep 20, 2017 Photo by Steve Peck
The Riverton Police Department and Fremont County Sheriff's Department responded at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to a report - later found to be unsubstantiated - that a woman with a gun was "crouching down by the cars" in the 200 block of North Seventh Street East, in close proximity to two elementary schools in downtown Riverton. Officials said an 8-year-old boy had told one of his teachers that he had seen the woman in the area. After lunch, about 30 minutes later, he told another teacher that he thought the woman had been carrying a gun, according to reports. Staff members searched the area and didn't see anyone but determined they should notify the Riverton Police Department, which requested that the schools initiate a lock-down procedure for the safety of students and staff. Armed officers canvassed the area and didn't find anything suspicious, officials said Wednesday. These officers checked out the area near St. Margaret's School.