A SCHOOL in San Diego is in lockdown after a man was seen walking on a balcony of a building facing the school holding what appears to be a weapon.

Police received reports that an individual fired shots towards the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts with a weapon.

A man could be seen walking back and forth on a balcony with what appeared to be a type of airsoft or BB gun.

Officers have the home surrounded and are working to get the suspect out. 

Police are in the process of pulling people out and talking to them, said a watch commander to Fox News. However, a suspect has not been identified. 

The lockdown was lifted shortly before 5:30pm. Law enforcement said students had been dismissed and were being picked up by their parents.

Nobody was injured during the incident, according to police. Officers from both the San Diego and San Diego Unified School District police departments were at the scene.

Nearly a dozen patrol cars could be seen around the campus.

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Police said they were unable to locate any firearms connected to the incident but they are going to continue to investigate.

SCPA is a public, tuition-free institution opened by the San Diego Unified School District. It opened in the late 1970s and currently has around 1,500 students and over 70 teachers.

It is a magnet school for children interested in studying the arts, with students in grades 6-12.

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