Three Albany schools went into lockdown mode after staff on a playground saw what they believed were two young men playing with guns nearby.
Front office staff at Lafayette Elementary School called police, who responded around 11:40 a.m.
The two young men were seen at nearby Draper Park, and at no time were they on school property, school officials said.
Albany officers directed Lafayette and nearby Oak Elementary and Calapooia Middle School to go into a level two lockdown, meaning the exterior doors were locked and students and staff were ordered to stay indoors. The students were permitted to move about inside the school as if it were a normal class day.
Albany police searched the area, but didn't locate the two suspects.
At about 12:50 p.m., police determined it was safe for the schools to stand down and lift the lockdown.
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