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Sechrist Elementary School went into lockout status to protect students and staff while a sexual assault investigation took place in the Fort Valley area Friday morning, according to a press release.

At 10:42 a.m., deputies responded to a woman who was reportedly pushed out of a vehicle after being sexually assaulted near Forest Service Road 164B off Highway 180.

The suspected vehicle was reportedly seen entering a parking lot by Sechrist.

At 10:44 a.m., the Coconino County Sheriff's Office asked the school to go on lockout status.

Lockout status focuses on keeping everyone who is not already in the school out. During lockout, students and faculty are allowed to move through the school normally.

At 11 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper located the suspected vehicle in near Highway 89 and Market Place. The occupants of the car were detained for investigation.

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Eight minutes later, the school was taken off lockout status.

The assault is still under investigation and no official suspects at the time.

"The lockout of the school was precautionary and there was no threat directed at the students or staff," said Coffey in a press release.

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