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Update: Lockdown lifted at Modesto schools as police serve search warrant

Watch as Modesto police serve search warrants in homicide investigation

Warrants served in two locations on Thursday, February 21, 2019 caused schools in Modesto to lock down. Modesto police were searching for a homicide suspect related to Sunday night's shooting outside CR2 bar on Oakdale Road.
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Warrants served in two locations on Thursday, February 21, 2019 caused schools in Modesto to lock down. Modesto police were searching for a homicide suspect related to Sunday night's shooting outside CR2 bar on Oakdale Road.

Several schools in north Modesto were on lockdown this morning as Modesto police serve a search warrant.

Freedom and Savage schools were on lockdown, police said. According to Sylvan Unified School District, Somerset Middle School also was on lockdown. The lockdowns, which were precautionary, ended about 10:15 a.m.

Roads are closed in the area of Merle and Orleans in the Village One neighborhood. The SWAT team has assembled on Bumgardner Court.

A school lockdown is a precautionary measure issued in response to a direct or nearby threat. It requires staff and students to respond quickly and comply with rules. Here’s how it often works.

Police are searching one of the houses on the block.

Authorities have not said what the search warrant is for.

We will have more on this story later today.

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Erin has been covering breaking news and crime at The Modesto Bee since 2010. She is a Humboldt State graduate and resides in Oakdale.


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