Soap Lake schools briefly locked down after report of man with firearm

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Soap Lake schools were locked down for about 20 minutes Friday morning after several students reported seeing a man with a firearm.

The man was seen walking his dog behind RISE Academy on Main Avenue East.

In searching the area, and the entire town, police found two people that were close to matching the description.

But neither man had a firearm.

The Soap Lake Police Department said the lockdown may have caused stress but student safety is the first priority