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  • Update: McKittrick School lockdown lifted

  • Possible suspect detained after deputies search area for armed man
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  • The lockdown at McKittrick School has been lifted, the Kern County Sheriff's Office reported about 2 p.m.
    Kern County Sheriff's deputies have detained a possible suspect, a spokesman said.
    McKittrick school was placed on lockdown for about 40 minutes after deputies were dispatched to a report of a man with a rifle near apartments at Highway 33 and E Street.
    The suspect was apparently seen by witnesses near the apartments behind a market.
    When they arrived, a suspect ran from deputies and the school was placed on lockdown about 1:20 p.m.
    As more deputies arrived, a perimeter was set up and the search began.
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