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Fletcher Hills school locked down after reports of man with hatchet

A Fletcher Hills elementary school was placed on lockdown Wednesday after police received a report of a man with a hatchet in the area.

EL CAJON (CBS 8) - A Fletcher Hills elementary school was placed on lockdown Wednesday after police received a report of a man with a hatchet in the area.

According to police, the 19-year-old Chatham Street resident apparently was involved in a heated argument with a neighbor and left the scene carrying what some neighbors described as a hatchet at about 2 p.m.

As a precaution, authorities placed Fletcher Hills Elementary School on Center Place on lockdown while they searched for the man. They did not believe the man posed a threat to the students.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, the man had not been located.

Students were later released into the custody of their parents.