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Gilbert high school placed on lockdown while police searched for armed suspect

Officials said there was no immediate threat to Highland High School in Gilbert, but students were not allowed to leave the campus.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Highland High School in Gilbert was under lockdown while police investigated an armed person that broke into a house in the surrounding neighborhood, officials said Tuesday morning. 

The lockdown has since been lifted. 

There was no immediate threat to the school, the Gilbert Police Department said. The school was be placed on lockdown as a precaution until the incident was resolved. 

The school sent out notifications saying that students could not leave the campus and asked parents to not come to the school. School administration confirmed that students were safe within the school. 

Police said officer responded to a home on the 400 block of North Pheasant Court for a call about an armed suspect breaking into the house. The people living in the house were safely evacuated while officers searched for the suspect. 

Police said a suspect was not found. The incident is under investigation. 

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