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Gunman causes 5-school lockdown



Escondido Police were alerted to a man carrying a rifle near Kit Carson Park at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. At about 1 p.m. a witness told police that a man had shot out a window in the 2200 block of Conway Drive, a short distance away from Rincon Middle School at 925 Lehner Ave.

Police later obtained a photo of the sus­pect and determined that he was carrying a pellet rifle.

Police contacted the Escondido Union School District and asked that four schools near the reported shooting be locked down.

The schools were Reidy Creek Elemen­tary

School, North Broadway Elementary School, Rincon Middle School and Con­way Elementary School.

Calvin Christian School, a private school, responded to the police order at 1:30 p.m. and locked down the facility. The lockdown was lifted at 2:10 p.m., school officials said.

“We heard that there was a person in the community suspected of having a possible gun and we acted immediately,” said Terry Kok, superintendent of Calvin Christian. “The lockdown went very well there was lots of cooperation among the parents, teachers and students.”



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