Lockdown Lifted at SJ's Independence High

High school in San Jose on lockdown for hours

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Wednesday, May 9, 2012  |  Updated 6:10 PM PDT
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San Jose police lifted a lockdown order Wednesday at Independence High School about four hours after a neighbor reported seeing what she thought was a student armed with a gun on campus.

San Jose police lifted a lockdown order Wednesday at Independence High School about four hours after a neighbor reported seeing what she thought was a student armed with a gun on campus.

San Jose police lifted a lockdown order Wednesday at Independence High School about four hours after a neighbor reported seeing what she thought was a student armed with a gun on campus.

At 2 p.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said the lockdown had been lifted because police had not found a suspect or a weapon after conducting a room-to-room search at the school and canvassing the neighborhood.

Police had first responded to a report about 10 a.m. after a caller told police  she was "confident she saw the person show a handgun to a group of young people and then tuck it into a waistband and walk on to the school grounds."

And Dwyer said that the department will continue to have a "heightened" presence at the school, located on Educational Park Drive, until school lets out.

 Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-432-4758 or lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/ljfernandez.

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