Father-Son Fight Leads to Lockdown at School

The altercation happened near schools on Cassou Road in San Marcos

Some sort of fight between a father and son at a home near a high school in north San Diego County prompted a lockdown at the campus Wednesday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) confirmed. 

The SDSO told NBC 7 Twin Oaks High School, located at 158 Cassou Rd. in San Marcos, near North Twin Oaks Valley Road, was placed on a precautionary lockdown around 9:15 a.m.

Police officers and deputies were called to the area around the school after a father and his son allegedly got into an altercation at a residence near the campus. An SDSO official told NBC 7 there was a report that weapons may have been involved in the fight, though further details were not given.

The SDSO said deputies asked the school to go on lockdown, as a precaution, until the situation was resolved. Just before 10 a.m., the SDSO said the incident had been resolved.

A communications coordinator for the San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) told NBC 7 Twin Oaks Elementary School -- located at 1 Cassou Rd., about a half-mile away from the high school -- had been placed on "hard lockdown" due to police activity in the area. That lockdown had been lifted as of 10 a.m.

The SMUSD spokesperson told NBC 7 deputies were in pursuit of a suspect in the area surrounding the school but that suspect had been taken into custody.

The district spokesperson said there was never a lockdown at Twin Oaks High School, only at the elementary school. The lockdown was issued at the request of deputies.

As of 10:30 a.m., no further information had been released by the sheriff's department or other officials. No injuries were reported.

Twin Oaks  Elementary School and Twin Oaks High School are part of the San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD). 

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