The lockout at a Beaverton middle school was lifted just before classes started Tuesday morning following a search by deputies for a criminal suspect in the area.

Meadow Park Middle School in north Beaverton was placed on lockout at 7:06 a.m. and had the lockout lifted at 8:47 a.m.

Beaverton School District officials told FOX 12 that classes at the school, which is located at 14100 Southwest Downing Street, start at 9 a.m., so students were not there while the lockout was in place.

Officials with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and K-9 units were searching areas around the school for a suspect in an armed domestic violence case.

There has not yet been an update on the status of the search by deputies, but officials said the school was safe.

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