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Lockout lifted at San Marcos High in Santa Barbara

Posted at 11:57 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 15:24:14-04

(UPDATE: 12:30 p.m.) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff officials say children on a playground at El Camino School reported hearing gun shots from the area of granny fields.

Sheriff deputies say they responded to the area, and nothing was found.
A lockout at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara Monday morning has been lifted.

The principal sent a notice out to parents saying that at about 10:50 a.m., there were reports that gunshots were heard near the campus of El Camino Elementary on the 5020 block of San Simeon Drive in Santa Barbara and the school was placed on lockout.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office then reportedly collaborated with the Santa Barbara Unified School District and made the decision to place San Marcos High on lockout as well.

School officials said at about 11:45 a.m. the lockout, which places all students inside and locks all the doors while securing the perimeter, lasted about 30-45 minutes and had been lifted.

KSBY has reached out to the sheriff's office for additional information but has not yet heard back. Calls to El Camino Elementary went unanswered.