The City of Aurora Twitter account released an alert Friday that said: “There is an active shooter near Highland and Archer.”

Schools in the area are being held on a soft lockdown, West Aurora School District 129 said in a Facebook post.

“There are reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt building near Cleveland and Prairie just east of Luigi’s Pizza, as a result, we are holding all district students in place for their safety, there is a police presence in the area,” the district said.