Deputies investigate report of gunman at Grossmont College

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EL CAJON, Calif. – The child development center on Grossmont College was placed on lock down Tuesday after a student reported seeing someone with a gun, officials said.

Several San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies were seen on the Grossmont College campus Tuesday around 2:15 p.m. after a student reported seeing another person with a handgun driving on campus, Grossmont College spokeswoman Anne Krueger said.

Deputies were not able to find the person with the handgun or the vehicle that the person was in as of 3 p.m., San Diego County Sheriff’s Department official told FOX 5.

Out of an “abundance of caution,” administrators locked down a daycare center on the grounds of the school while sheriff’s deputies searched the campus and its environs by ground and from aboard a law enforcement helicopter.

There were several posts on social media around 2:45 p.m. warning people of a suspected gunman on campus.