Alameda police ordered a brief lockdown at two Alameda schools — Island High School and Ruby Bridges Elementary — this morning after a report of a fight at one of the schools. (Editor's note: A police officer at the scene initially said that a lockdown was also ordered at Nea Community Learning Center. Although Nea officials did lock down the school after learning of the incident, they were not ordered to do so by police.)
Lt. Jill Ottaviano said at 8:40 a.m. that police expected the lockdown order to be lifted shortly.
She said that the lockdown was ordered as a precaution after a report of shots fired during a fight near Island High, but that police now think that report was in error.
At 8:50 a.m. police reported that the lockdown at Island High was lifted, although officers remained in the area of third Street and Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.
Officers were checking Ruby Bridges Elementary School as a precautionary measure, police said.
No injuries have been reported, police said.
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