Cleveland ISD elementary school placed on lockdown following reported gunshots nearby

District officials with Cleveland ISD said a lockdown was placed on one of its elementary schools Monday afternoon after reports of gunshots were heard in the area. 

In a tweet, the district said the Sheriffs Dept. was alerted of gunshots near Cottonwood Elementary in Cleveland, Texas located far northeast of Houston

The district confirmed the incident is not school-related, but said the safety and security of students and staff is first priority. 

This is a developing story and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.