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Baker Heights and Bakerfield elementary schools, which share a campus, were briefly on lockdown Thursday afternoon "due to someone in the area with a weapon."

Baker Police Chief Carl Dunh said officers were searching for a 28-year-old man who left a suicide note at his home. A 9 mm handgun was missing from the residence but Dunn is not sure the man had it in his possession.

Dunn said he alerted the school district of the potential threat because the young man has relatives who attend school there.

According to an automated alert sent to parents and school employees just after noon, several police officers had arrived at the campus as part of a lockdown. But a followup message sent a few minutes later said the lockdown had been called off.

The two schools joined campuses after the 2016 flood when Bakerfield relocated a few block away to the Baker Heights campus at 3750 Harding St.

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