Lockdown canceled at Sunnyvale schools: Report of gunman was a fabrication
(01-25) 13:05 PST SUNNYVALE -- Three schools in Sunnyvale were on lockdown for about two hours Friday while authorities followed up on a false report that a man was seen on a campus with a gun, authorities said.
Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies and Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officers responded to Cupertino Middle School campus around 10 a.m., said Jennifer Garnett, a spokeswoman for the city of Sunnyvale.
Homestead High and West Valley Elementary schools nearby were also locked down, and students were not allowed to leave the schools while authorities search for the suspect.
The city's Twitter account said the search was being called off around 12:30 p.m. after new evidence indicated the original report was fabricated.