Lockdown lifted after reports of armed person at Santa Clarita campus

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Officials lifted a lockdown at a Santa Clarita community college after never finding any signs of danger Wednesday night.

College of the Canyons, in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, was locked down around 5 p.m. Deputies were searching the campus after they received a call about a “person with a gun,” the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said. The college tweeted that anyone on campus should “shelter in place immediately.”

About 200 staff members and 2,000 students were on lockdown at the campus and all classes were cancelled.

Sheriff’s officials said around 6 p.m. that they were continuing their investigation but “so far, nothing deemed suspicious has been found.” Then, shortly before 7 p.m., they officially lifted the shelter-in-place order.

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