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UPDATE: Aptos Junior High lockdown lifted

UPDATE Aptos Junior High lockdown lifted

APTOS, Calif. - UPDATE: 9/26/2018 11:58 a.m. Aptos Junior High was placed on lockdown due to a possible gun on campus. 

According to administration, the school initiated a shelter in place as of 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. 

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. 

A Sgt. told KION the school was placed on lockdown after a parent reported that their child heard another student talking about a gun. Deputies spoke to everyone involved and determined that the students were talking about purchasing an air soft gun. 

All staff and students were safe and the lockdown was lifted around 12 p.m. 


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