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San Jose School Lockdown Lifted; No Sign Of Reported Gunman

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – San Jose’s Independence High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning as police investigated a report of someone armed with a gun on campus, a police spokesman said.

The lockdown was lifted hours later after several suspects were searched but officers did not locate any weapons or evidence of intended violence, according to San Jose Police Sgt. Jason Dwyer.

Someone contacted police at 9:58 a.m. to report seeing a male, possibly a student, tuck a handgun into his clothing and then walk onto the campus, located at 1776 Educational Park Drive, SDwyer said.

The school went into lockdown mode as police surrounded the campus and began searching for the suspect.

“With limited information, we have to err on the side of caution,” Dwyer said of the lockdown.

The caller gave police a description of the person with the gun, and police are trying to identify him.

About 30 patrol officers were dispatched to the scene, Dwyer said. At any given time, he said, there are generally between 60 and 100 patrol officers on duty in the entire city.

“This is depleting our resources in the city right now,” he said.

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