Deputies searching for suspect in the community

McKittrick School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon while Kern County Sheriff's deputies search the community for a possibly armed man.

Deputies responded to the area after receiving a report of a man holding a weapon, possibly a rifle or shotgun.

They began searching the area.

Deputies then radioed their dispatchers and had the school placed on lockdown about 1:20 p.m.

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