Lockdown Disrupts Classes at SF School

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    Armed suspects were apparently targeting private security guards  when bullets shattered a car this morning in San Francisco's Bayview  District, prompting a brief lockdown of a nearby elementary school.

          The windows of a white Dodge Charger were shot out at about 10:20  a.m. near the intersection of Keith Street and Newcomb Avenue, police  spokesman Officer Samson Chan said.
         
    Chan said about 10 shots were fired. The vehicle was occupied by  two security guards and moving at the time, but no one was injured, he said.
         
    The shooting occurred about a block from George Washington Carver  Elementary School, which was locked down until about 12:40 p.m.
         
    Several people were later detained for questioning, Chan said. The  shooting is still under investigation.
         
    According to Chan, some of the public housing communities in the  Bayview District hire private uniformed security guards to protect the area.  The guards are armed, he said.
         
    During the George Washington Carver school lockdown, classes  continued inside, but no one was allowed to enter or exit the building, San  Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Gentle Blythe said.
         
    Blythe said the lockdown was just a precaution and that school  staff members are familiar with the procedure because police activity in the  area is fairly common.
         
    "The school is really a safe haven in that neighborhood for those  children," she said. "Violence around the school has never entered the  school, that I know of."