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Duarte High School on lockdown after report of person with gun

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This post has been updated. See below for details.

Students at Duarte High School and a middle school that shares the same campus were on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a telephone report came in saying there was a person with a gun in the area, authorities said.

The lockdown, which also included Northview Intermediate School, began about 1:45 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The department said deputies were fanning out across the campus and adjacent areas but had not reported finding any threat at the San Gabriel Valley school.

“We want to do a thorough search and make sure everyone is safe,” Sgt. Sherif Morsi of the Temple City sheriff’s station told The Times.

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He said that deputies were hoping conclude their operation soon so that the lockdown could be lifted. No other details were immediately available.

[Updated 5:24 p.m., Sept. 10: The lockdown has been lifted and students were being picked up by their parents, Morsi said. No person with a weapon was found.]

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robert.lopez@latimes.com


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