Report of gunman near South El Monte school appears unfounded

SOUTH EL MONTE — Officials briefly locked down an elementary school Thursday as they investigated a report of a man with a gun near the campus.
The lockdown was lifted after 20-25 minutes when deputies found no evidence of a problem at the school, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Craton said.
The incident occurred about 12:20 p.m. at Miramonte Elementary School, 10620 Schmidt Road, when a woman called authorities and reported seeing a man pointing a gun toward the school yard, Craton said.
She described him only as an Asian man wearing a camouflage-colored shirt before hanging up, he said.
Deputies searched the area by ground and with a helicopter, Craton said, but found no signs of trouble.

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