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Canoga Park High lockdown lifted; search for gunman continues

May 02, 2013|By Andrew Blankstein

A lockdown was lifted at Canoga Park High School on Thursday as police continued to search for a man with a gun seen on campus.

The school was placed on lockdown at about 9:25 a.m. as officers from the LAPD and Los Angeles Unified School District police searched in and around the campus for the gunman, said LAPD Officer Christopher No.

According to reports from the scene, No said, a young man or juvenile was walking down the street with a gun and then bolted onto the campus after being confronted by a school police officer.

Before running onto the campus, the youth dropped the weapon, which was recovered by investigators. 

Dozens of officers responded to the scene. School police searched the campus at 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd. while the LAPD set up a blocks-wide perimeter to scour the neighborhood.

Police said they cleared the campus before the lockdown was lifted.

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