Officials on Wednesday briefly locked down Carson Elementary School in South Hill as a precaution while Pierce County sheriff’s deputies searched for a suspect nearby, the Puyallup School District said.
A resident called 911 to report someone with a gun nearby.
When sheriff’s deputies searched the area, they found the person was carrying a BB gun in the neighborhood, and had not been doing anything wrong, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
The school district said the lockdown lasted 20 minutes.
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There was no threat to students or staff members, and the person was not on school property at 8615 184th St. E., the district said in a release.
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