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Nichols Elementary School briefly placed on lockdown

Posted at 1:00 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 16:01:46-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- Nichols Elementary School in Oceanside briefly went on lockdown Monday afternoon after reports of a suspicious person on the playground.

The lockdown was reported just before 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at the school located on the 4200 block of Old Grove Road.

According to police, a school employee was out with the children on the playground when she saw an unknown man on the premises.

The woman called police and took the students inside, prompting the 25-minute precautionary lockdown.

Police responded and searched the area, but were unable to find anyone, at which point the school was taken off lockdown.