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Eagle Rock -- Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High was briefly locked down Thursday afternoon after shots were fired near the campus.

Classes had been dismissed, but there were still about 200 students and 50 staff present when the lockdown was ordered at about 4 pm, according to an email issued this morning by Principal Derek Steinorth.

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Jesus Sanchez is the publisher of The Eastsider. He has more than 30 years of experience in newspaper and online journalism and has been a staff writer at USA Today and the LA Times. He lives in Echo Park.

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