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Tucson schools off lockdown after reports of man with gun

TUCSON, Ariz. — Two schools on Tucson’s northwest side were locked down
for about two hours after a school official reported seeing a man with a handgun
on campus.

Pima County Sheriff’s officials said they were still searching for the man by
ground and air Wednesday.

Sheriff’s spokesman Tom Peine said all students are safe and the
suspect is no longer on the grounds.

After the man was spotted on campus, he reportedly jumped a fence and ran
toward the Picture Rocks Community Center.

Desert Winds Elementary and Picture Rocks Middle School were locked down as a
precaution about 10 a.m. The lockdowns were lifted just before noon.


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