Oak Grove High School Put on Lockdown

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012  |  Updated 3:19 PM PDT
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Oak Grove High School Put on Lockdown

Damian Trujillo

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Two schools in San Jose were briefly locked down Thursday after a  burglary in which a gun was stolen from a nearby home, police said.

San Jose police placed Oak Grove High School, at 285 Blossom Hill  Road, and George Miner Elementary School, a K-6 school at 5629 Lean Ave., on  lockdown as a precaution, Officer Albert Morales said.

The lockdown started around noon and lasted until about 1 p.m., an  employee at the high school said.

In the burglary, the suspects forced their way into a home in the  5600 block of Herma Street and took the loaded firearm, Morales said.

Since the burglary occurred in the vicinity of the two schools,  police decided to put both on lockdown to protect students and staff, Morales  said.

The firearm was later found in the backyard of the burglarized  residence and police lifted the lockdown, Morales said.

No one was injured and police are still trying to locate the  burglars.
 

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