A lockdown placed on Standard Elementary and Middle schools by the Kern County Sheriff's Office has been lifted, according to the district.

Standard School District Superintendent Paul Meyers said the two schools, district office and maintenance and transportation hubs were placed on lockdown at 10:02 a.m. Thursday after reports of a possible armed man in the area. The buildings are located by Ferguson Avenue and Minner Avenue.

By 10:17 a.m. the situation "appeared to be resolved" and the lockdown was lifted, he said.

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