Vandalism at Mint Canyon Elementary School under investigation

A school in Santa Clarita's Canyon Country neighborhood was placed on lockdown Wednesday after a man allegedly began shooting at school windows with a pellet or BB gun.

According to authorities, deputies were already at Mint Canyon Elementary School located in the 16400 block of Sierra Highway investigating a reported act of vandalism when the alleged shooting took place, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

No injuries were reported.


Authorities searched the area and detained a possible suspect during the ongoing investigation, City News Service reports. 

The lockdown was lifted around 12:30 p.m., according to the sheriff's department.

No other information was immediately available.