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Bellflower School Locked Down During Deputies’ Search

Washington Elementary School in Bellflower was temporarily placed on lockdown Friday morning as deputies searched unsuccessfully for someone believed to have stolen a vehicle in the area, authorities said.

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File photo of crime scene tape (credit: Flickr/Tex Texin)

The school, located at 9725 Jefferson St., was placed on lockdown just before 10 a.m., according to the Bellflower Unified School District superintendent’s office.

As of 10:30 a.m. the operation was being conducted in the area of Alondra and Bellflower boulevards, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The search concluded without the arrest of a suspect, a department spokeswoman said on Twitter just after 10:45 a.m.


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