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Shooting puts two Baltimore County schools briefly on alert

Two schools in Baltimore County went on alert for an hour Friday morning after police said a man was shot in a nearby block.

Officers went to the first block of Eiffel Court in Essex to investigate the shooting at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Baltimore County Police said.

They found a man who had been shot at least once, prompting Deep Creek Middle School and Deep Creek Elementary School to issue an alert, meaning they restricted access to their campuses and had staff monitoring entrances and exits. The procedure is a less serious measure than a lockdown.

The alerts were lifted an hour after the shooting, police said.

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