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Moorpark school lockdown: Suspect arrested

Peach Hill Academy in Moorpark was placed on lockdown after reports of an armed man in the area on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

March 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspect was arrested during a search of an armed man near Peach Hill Academy in Moorpark Thursday. The search prompted a lockdown of the elementary school.

Ventura County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene around 11 a.m. after receiving a call about a man armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

No details were immediately released about the arrest. Deputies said earlier that they were searching for a man wearing a green soccer shirt, green shorts and a black backpack.

Students at Peach Hill were dismissed for the day. Parents were told to pick up their children in front of the school on Christian Barrett Drive.