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Lockdown lifted at Cedar City school after reported firearm proves to be leaf blower

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 12:40:34-05

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Canyon View Middle School in Cedar City was on lock down due to nearby police activity Wednesday.

Cedar City Police responded near the school after someone said they saw a man walking down the street and holding an assault rifle.

Responding officers did not find anyone with a weapon but located a person matching the description who was carrying a leaf blower.

As of just before 10 a.m., authorities were preparing to lift the lock down.

According to the Iron County School District, the school was on a “Level 2” lockdown, meaning the school’s interior/classroom doors were locked and no visitors are allowed on campus. Classroom activities may continue.