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False alarm for gun sighting leads to brief lockdown of Toll Middle School

May 07, 2012

Toll Middle School was briefly locked down this morning after a student reported seeing a man with a gun on campus who turned out to be an armored vehicle driver on routine business, officials said.

The student was walking through the campus when he spotted the man and immediately alerted school officials, who locked down the campus about 9:55 a.m., said Steven Frasher, spokesman for the Glendale Unified School District.

The lockdown was lifted about 10:10 a.m. after police discovered the man’s identity.

The school’s principal called parents to notify them about the brief lockdown and will be sending a note home with students, Frasher said. School staff at nearby Hoover High and Keppel Elementary schools were also notified about the incident.

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The student, Frasher said, “did all the right things.”

--Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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