Farmington — Bluff View Elementary School went into lockout shortly after 2 p.m. Friday after shots were heard near the school, according to Farmington police dispatch.

Frank Stimac, the assistant superintendant of security and communication, said a teacher heard gun shots while her students were at recess. She alerted the principal, and the school was put on lockout, which means the entrance doors were locked and no one could enter or exit the building.

Farmington police Cpl. Guy Postlewait said police found a couple of hunters in a field southeast of the school. Friday was the first day of early goose season, and the hunters were outside of city limits. Postlewait said the hunters had permission to be on the property and had hunting licenses.

Police informed the hunters where the school is located and asked them not to shoot toward the school.

"There was never any threat, but we always try to be safe," Stimac said.

An alert was sent out to other Farmington schools. Piedra Vista High School, McCormick Elementary and Mesa View Middle School also went into lockout as a precaution.