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Two Howard County schools on lockdown

WASHINGTON – Two local schools are under lockdown following reports of a suspicious person in the area.

Forest Ridge Elementary and Laurel Woods Elementary in North Laurel were locked down just after 3:15 p.m.

Howard County police say a neighbor called police after seeing someone they thought might have a gun.

Police are searching the area.

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