False report of man with gun prompts lockdown at Helix High

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LA MESA, Calif. – Helix High School and several other schools in the area were locked down for a short time Monday morning after someone reported seeing a man who was possibly armed in the area.

Police detained a man after a caller reported seeing him with a gun. The report turned out to be false,

Police searched the area on the ground and with a helicopter and stopped one person sometime after 10:30 a.m. and let him go after questioning him, according to a tweet, The detained man did not have a gun.

The lockdowns were lifted at all the schools shortly before 11 a.m.

Police tweeted earlier that they received only one report about an armed man.


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