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Three Atascadero schools released from lockdown after school threat, formal search concluded

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ATASCADERO, Calif. – North County Christian, Atascadero High School, and Atascadero Middle School were on lockdown after two students at North County Christian reported a man with a firearm in the area, according to Atascadero Police Department.

The original order to shelter in place was upgraded to a lockdown as officers arrived in the area around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

North County Christian and Atascadero Middle School were released from lockdown shortly after 2:10 p.m., and parents were asked to pick up their kids around 2:25 p.m.

All areas were clear and Atascadero High School reopened around 2:45 p.m. The formal search ended shortly after 3 p.m., but resumed patrol will continue to be in the area.

Police said that the suspect was no longer in the area.

If anyone has information about the suspect, they are encouraged to contact the Atascadero Police Department by calling 805-461-5051.

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