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* Independence High School On Lockdown in San Jose

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San Jose’s Independence High School remains on lockdown this afternoon as police investigate a report of someone armed with a gun on campus, a police spokesman said.  Someone contacted police at 9:58 a.m. to report seeing a male, possibly a student, tuck a handgun into his clothing and then walk onto the campus, located at 1776 Educational Park Drive, San Jose police Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

The school went into lockdown mode as police surrounded the campus and began searching for the suspect. “With limited information, we have to error on the side of caution,” Dwyer said of the lockdown.  The caller gave police a description of the person with the gun, and police are trying to identify him.  About 30 patrol officers have been dispatched to the scene, Dwyer said.

At any given time, he said, there are generally between 60 and 100 patrol officers on duty in the entire city. “This is depleting our resources in the city right now,” he said. However, he said, there is no plan to rush the search, and he said the lockdown could continue even after school is scheduled to let out for the day if deemed necessary.

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