A lockdown at a San Diego elementary school, imposed because of police action in the area, was lifted Wednesday afternoon and parents and students were reunified, a school district official said.
The call regarding the dispute came in shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Sterling Court, which sits near the school on Altadena Avenue, police said.
Officers were not able to find the suspect, and it was unclear if he had a weapon.
The school was put on lockdown during the search.
San Diego Unified spokeswoman Jennifer Cornelius Rodriguez said the lockdown was lifted at 1:16 p.m. “Parents and students have been reunified,” she said.
Dismissal at the year-round school was supposed to occur at 12:45 p.m.
One parent, Susan Parker, said she and other parents who arrived to pick up kids could see police officers with rifles on outdoor campus.
She said parents were in the dark until perhaps 15 minutes after the regular dismissal time. She also called the dismissal “chaotic.”
“Parents were crying,” she said. “Kids were crying when they came out.”
1:55 p.m. This article was updated with additional details from a school district official.
This article was originally published at 1:35 p.m.