Antioch Schools Locked Down

Thursday, Apr 1, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM PDT
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Antioch Schools Locked Down

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Classes were disrupted at Deer Valley High School Wednesday after a student was shot on his way to class.

Four schools in Antioch were briefly locked down this morning  after someone reported hearing what sounded like gunfire near Deer Valley  High School.

      Antioch police Lt. Leonard Orman said a groundskeeper saw a male  walking near a baseball field behind the high school shortly before 8:30 a.m.  and then heard a popping sound that he thought could have been a gunshot.
     
Immediately after the sound was heard, the male took off running,  Orman said.
     
The groundskeeper reported the incident to police and the school  district, and Deer Valley High School, Dozier-Libbey Medical High School,  Diablo Vista Elementary School and Lone Tree Elementary School were placed on  lockdown while police investigated the report.
     
Police did not find any shell casings at the scene or any other  evidence that a gun was fired, Orman said.
     
The lockdown was lifted at about 9 a.m.
     
All Antioch Unified School District students and staff are safe  and classes have resumed at the schools, according to the district.

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