Updated at 2:50 P.M., Friday Mar. 31
A report of a student carrying a gun in a backpack prompted a lockdown at Westview High School Friday while police searched the Torrey Highlands campus.
Authorities got word of the purported weapon violation at the Camino del Sur secondary school shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to San Diego Police.
Teachers kept all students secured in their classrooms while officers performed a room-by-room sweep of the campus, SDPD Officer Tony Martinez said.
Police completed their search and issued an all-clear at about 1 p.m., according to Poway Unified School District officials. They did not find a gun, and the campus was determined to be safe.
“We want to thank San Diego Police officers for their quick action and thorough response,” said the school district, in a statement on Facebook.
Students had their normal lunch break after the lockdown was lifted and resumed school. Parents who would like to pick up their children were allowed to come to the front of the school and sign them out at tables the school set up, according to the Poway Unified School District.
City News Service contributed to this article.
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