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Two Santa Maria elementary schools temporarily locked down as "precaution"

Officials say they placed two schools on lockdown while police served a search warrant in the area.
Santa Maria police
Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 19:00:03-04

Battles Elementary and Bill Libbon Elementary Schools were placed on a temporary lockdown while police served a search warrant on Tuesday morning.

Santa Maria Police Officers served the warrant at an apartment on the 700 block of Meehan St. at about 10 a.m.

Police department officials say that that the lockdown at the two schools was a precautionary measure.

The lockdown was lifted at about 10:45 a.m.

The warrant was served as part of the department's investigation into a Sept. 5 shooting that happened at the 1600 block of north Bay Ave. Officers responding to the incident found evidence of a shooting, but did not locate any shooting victims.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Robbins at 805-928-3781 ext. 1361.