LAWRENCE -- Two boys, both age 16, were captured early Thursday afternoon after they fired shots near the South Lawrence East School, police said. 

The teens were shooting guns about a block away from the school, which caused itl to go into lockdown, police Chief Roy Vasque said. 

No injuries were reported. 

"They fired a few shots in the area," said Vasque, noting both teens are in custody and a handgun was confiscated. 

"There is no threat," he said. 

The teens face charges of illegal possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a school, he said. 

The school with elementary and middle school classes is located at 165 Crawford St., which is a short distance away from Lawrence High School.

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