One person taken to hospital after shooting near Riverview High School

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The mayor of Riverview says RCMP have assured her there's no risk to the public after reports of a shooting near Riverview High School.

Ann Seamans said RCMP updated her after they responded to a shooting incident and closed off the area around the high school Tuesday afternoon.

"I don't have all the information at this time, other than what I'm hearing is that they have it in control and confident that there's no danger to our citizens," she said in an interview.

On Tuesday evening, Codiac RCMP posted on Twitter that one person had been taken to hospital after the incident in the town near Moncton.

"Earlier this evening, Codiac RCMP responded to a report of a shooting in Riverview. One person was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries," the Twitter post said.

Seamans said she is not sure if any students were involved. Anglophone East School District spokesperson Stephanie Patterson said she has no confirmation of "the exact nature of the incident."

"Police are at the school and we are waiting for them to get back to us," she said in an email.

Seamans said she got the alert from the RCMP after 5 p.m., and she's hoping all students and teachers are safe because classes end at 3:30 p.m.

"It was well after school hours," she said.

RCMP have not responded to requests for further information.