After spending the afternoon on lockdown, students from Colfax elementary and high schools will finally be going home.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office spent several hours this afternoon searching both schools, and the nearby area, for a reported gunman.

Three elementary students reported seeing a man dressed in black, with two guns, walking toward the elementary school around 12:15.

The elementary and high school were immediately placed on lockdown as deputies cleared both schools by searching room to room. But they never found anyone, and no shots were fired. 

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