CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (WCMH) — A man has been arrested after shots were thought to be heard near Canal Winchester High School, Friday morning.  

According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, around 6 a.m., deputies spotted a red pickup truck parked behind the high school. The truck had been stolen from Columbus, and crashed into the bleachers, crumpling the front end.

While deputies were inspecting the vehicle, they thought they heard gunshots coming from behind them, turned toward the sound, and saw a man standing near their cruisers, according to a media release from Sheriff Alex Lape.

After a chase, the deputies found the man hiding in the wood line south of the Westchester Golf Course. They took Joseph Brown into the Franklin county Jail and booked him for criminal trespassing and a probation violation, the release said.

Because of the incident, and the investigation, all Canal Winchester schools were closed, Friday. The district says the situation does not involve a student. 

Fairfield County Sheriff is asking anyone with information to contact 740-652-7331.