No gunman found after Arvin High School locked down

Arvin High School is on lockdown Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2017, in Arvin, Calif., on a report of a person with a gun. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Alberto Garcia)

The lockdown is over at Arvin High School after no gunman was found.

The Kern High School District police chief said there apparently never was a gunman. The chief said unfounded rumors of an active shooter, hostages and more were fueled by social media.

The reports prompted a lockdown and large law enforcement response.

A video sent to Eyewitness News by one student, Alex Zavala, shows deputies with rifles conducting a campus sweep as students take cover.

Students were released early.

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