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Second lockdown lifted at Desert Mirage high school

Desert Mirage high school students can now head to campus after a second lockdown was lifted Friday morning.

Students on school buses say they were told to wait away from the school until the scene was secured just before 7 a.m.

A representative from the Coachella Valley Unified School district told News Channel 3 that it was not a school shooting, but confirms an "unusual suspect" was walking near the school.

The school was placed on lockdown out of precaution, according to the district, but students were cleared to return by 7:15 a.m.

15 minutes later, the school was re-placed on lockdown after police received another call about the same suspect.

According to CVUSD, the second lockdown has been lifted and students were given permission to head back to campus.

The Riverside Sheriff's Department says it was looking for a "suspicious person" in the area, but a representative for the department was not aware of the lockdown.

Stay with News Channel 3 for the latest on this breaking story.

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