A suspected parolee eluded capture Friday morning near Canyon Springs Elementary School in Canyon Country, causing a lockdown on the campus.
Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station said that deputies recognized a man who they thought might be selling drugs in the area near the school and attempted to talk with him.
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The man bolted, running away from the school and jumped over some fences in the neighborhood. Deputies set up a containment in the area, but they did not find the suspect.
The lockdown was lifted at the school shortly before 10 a.m., according to school authorities.