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Home invasion puts school on lockdown

A Durham elementary school was on lockdown for a short time Thursday afternoon while police searched for suspects in a home invasion.

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DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham elementary school was on lockdown for a short time Thursday afternoon while police searched for suspects in a home invasion.

A police officer stopped a car near University Drive and Dixon Road because it matched the description of a vehicle used to flee an armed home invasion on Courtney Creek Drive, police said. Several people jumped from the car and ran, and police searched the neighborhood.

Hope Valley Elementary School was placed on lockdown for a while during the search, but the lockdown was lifted at about 2 p.m., police said.

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