WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Police Service teamed up with Manitoba Conservation after reports that several coyotes were seen near a school in the city.

Around 10:53 a.m., police were called to the 800 block of Concordia Avenue, near Kildonan-East Collegiate.

Police said several coyotes were seen in the area.

A spokesperson from River East Transcona School Division confirmed a number of schools in the area were placed in a hold and secure for reports of two or three coyotes. The hold and secure has since been lifted.

In a letter obtained by CTV News, that was sent home to parents, Kildonan-East Collegiate said it was placed in a hold and secure twice because the coyotes had come back after initially leaving. The second hold and secure was lifted at 12:15 p.m.

The letter also said police fired a "warning shot" into the air so the coyotes would leave the area. Winnipeg police have not confirmed this detail.

While police and conservation officers are assessing the situation, police said coyote sightings in Winnipeg are not rare and it’s believed there may be a few packs within the city.