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Lockdown lifted at San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts

The suspect was detained Monday evening and will be cited for brandishing an imitation of a firearm and disrupting the school, according to a police official.

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts was put on lockdown Monday after reports of a person with a weapon was reported in the area. The lockdown was lifted around 5 p.m and the students were being dismissed, according to a school district official.

The suspect was detained and will be cited for brandishing an imitation of a firearm and disrupting the school, according to a police official. 

San Diego police initially received reports Monday afternoon that an individual fired shots towards the school with a weapon, possibly an air rifle, from a balcony at a home nearby the school. 

Officers were seen in the area around a home near the school where the suspect was reportedly seen on the balcony holding the weapon.

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The school is located on Dusk Drive in San Diego.

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