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West San Jose Police Activity Forces Elementary School to Shelter in Place

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    San Jose police block intersection of Williams and San Tomas, Thursday, Dec, 18, 2014.

    Students and teachers at a west San Jose elementary school were forced to shelter in place Thursday due to nearby police activity, a spokeswoman said.

    The principal of Lynhaven Elementary School, a K-5 school at 881 Cypress Ave., ended the shelter in place at about 2 p.m. after students remained in their classrooms for about 45 minutes, according to Campbell Union School District spokeswoman Marla Sanchez.

    San Jose police, who were called to an area near the school, notified the principal, who ordered the school's teachers and children to shelter in place, Sanchez said.

    The principal lifted it after police called and said their activity there was over, Sanchez said. Students were permitted to leave at the regular school hours for dismissal, which is 2:10 p.m. for kindergarten to third grade students and 2:15 p.m. for grades four and five, she said.

    San Jose police said Thursday afternoon two suspects were taken into custody at Williams Road and San Tomas Expressway.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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