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Campbell School Locked Down

Search for suspect in San Jose left a Campbell school locked down for an hour.

Updated Feb. 2, 5:41 p.m.

A Campbell school was locked down this morning after San Jose Police Department conducted a search in the vicinity for a suspect.

's Blackford Elementary was locked down at approximately 12:15 p.m. for a little more than an hour.

A radio station reported that a second school, 's was also locked down but district spokepersons said the school was not.

San Jose Police Department Spokesman Jose Garcia confirmed that the two schools were alerted by police of the activity. Only one, however was locked down.

The police department had responded to a report that a person was seen in the 1700 block of Stokes Ave. with what appeared to be a firearm.

"Police conducted a search of the trails and nearby apartment complexes but found nothing," Garcia said.

The police department had initially called a "Code Red" but it was later lifted and changed to a "Shelter In Place," said Campbell Union School District spokeswoman Marla Sanchez.

"Everything went pretty quick," Sanchez said. "Everyone did a good job of following procedures."

An automated phone message was sent to parents notifying them of the incident.

According to Sanchez, it is district protocol to first deal with the situation at hand and make sure students and staff are safe.

"As soon as that's done, we use a phone message that describes the incident that happened to our parents," she said.

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