Curtis Creek Elementary School was put on lockdown early Thursday morning after a school employee reported hearing a gunshot in the area of Sierra Pacific Industries near the school campus.

Sgt. Andrea Benson said the gunshot was reported at 7:41 a.m. by a school employee, and five deputies responded to search the area and stand guard at the school.

Classes begin at 8:15 a.m.

Benson said deputies searched on Sierra Pacific Industries property close to where a wayward turkey hunter carrying a firearm was located on Dec. 11.

Deputies did not locate evidence of a gun being fired, nor did they hear additional gunshots or find anyone, Benson said.

Curtis Creek School District Superintendent Sharon Johnson could not be reached for comment.

The lockdown was lifted, and deputies left the campus by noon.

In December, students saw a man holding a firearm emerge from a vehicle across the street from the campus after school hours. Students were still on campus in after-school programs.

The man was found about 300 yards west of Standard Road on a dirt trail leading to property owned by Sierra Pacific Industries. The man told deputies he had been turkey hunting, though turkey hunting season ended the day before.

The man was not cited, and the lockdown was lifted just over an hour later.

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