ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Asheville City schools were placed on temporary lockdown Thursday morning after a 14-year-old student was shot in the area.

According to the Asheville Police Department, officers responded to the area of Erskine Avenue at 8:01 a.m. where a teen had been shot.

Police said Asheville High School, Asheville Middle School and The School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville were in lockdown as a precaution.

“I was on the bus when it happened and when I got there they said we are on lockdown, go straight to your homeroom,” an Asheville High School student who wished to remain anonymous told 7NEWS.

During the lockdown, the district said students stayed in their classrooms or the safest location if they were outside.

The district said the lockdown was lifted at 9:45 a.m. and all schools moved through a regularly scheduled school day.

“This is the first week for schools to be open in Asheville,” said Lt. Russell Crisp with the Ashville Police Criminal Investigations division.

For one student, it was a shocking start to her morning, yet she said it’s not surprising.

“We have a lot of bears, so I thought maybe it was just a bear,” the student said. “A lot has been going on in the past year and it was on my people’s street too. I really wasn’t surprised. I was more surprised of the person who got shot.”

Asheville City Schools confirmed the victim is in stable condition.

The victim is a 14-year-old freshman at Asheville High School, according to a student.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110.