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John Muir School briefly locked down Tuesday

John Muir Elementary School was briefly locked down on Tuesday after an unidentified man came to the campus office, claiming he’d been shot at, according to Merced police.

Sgt. Bobby Chapman said police responded to the 300 W. 26th St. school at 11:33 a.m. After talking to the individual, police determined no shots were fired in the area. Chapman said the man changed his story several times, and also claimed someone had pulled on gun on him near Bear Creek and G Street.

Witnesses also did not report hearing any shots fired near the school, according to Chapman.

Greg Spicer, Merced City School District associate superintendent, said school officials locked down the campus as a precaution, which is standard protocol in such situations.

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