San Diego

Lockdown Lifted at Westview High After No Gun Found

A lockdown at Westview High School in the Poway Unified School District has been lifted after police sweeping the campus found no gun or evidence of a crime, officials said Friday afternoon.

The school in the 13500 block of Camino Del Sur was placed in lockdown just before 11:30 a.m. after someone said they spotted a gun in a backpack.

Officers converged on the school grounds in search of the person reported to have had a gun in a backpack in a school bathroom.

Nearly two hours later, San Diego police gave the "all clear," signaling that they had scoured the entire school campus and did not find any evidence that a person had a gun.

No crime was committed and no one was hurt, police said.

Earlier in the day, worried parents descended on the school grounds, texting their children about the lockdown.

Just after 1 p.m., the school district issued a statement that students were released for a brief lunch period and classes would resume thereafter with fourth period.

School officials said parents could pick up their children from fourth period if they come to the front of school and provide a valid ID.

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