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A lockdown at two Elk Grove schools, prompted by a report of a student possibly in possession of a gun, was lifted Wednesday afternoon.
The report of a student possibly armed at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove had prompted a lockdown of the campus and adjoining Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School.
No weapon was found and the lockdown was lifted about 2:40 p.m., district officials reported.
The district advised parents of the situation early Wednesday afternoon in a written statement.
"As a precaution, and to keep all students safely in place prior to the lunch bell ringing, law enforcement placed both COHS and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School on precautionary lockdown at 1 p.m.," the district reported.
Law enforcement officers secured the schools and undertook an investigation.
Once the lockdown was lifted, students were released early.
A high school staff member said the freshman baseball game and athletic practices were canceled for the day.