Updated at 2:50 p.m.: lockdown no longer in place, but search continues.
Cerritos Sheriff's deputies investigating a residential burglary have detained one person and are continuing to search for another, which forced nearby Kennedy Elementary School in Artesia on lockdown earlier today.
The investigation began just before 1 p.m. near Semora Place and Cortner Avenue -- just a few blocks from the elementary school located at 17500 Belshire Ave. in Artesia, said Cerritos Sheriff's Station Lt. Jeff Deedrick, who oversees the station's residential burglary team.
One man is in custody, but deputies have set up a containment in the area and are continuing to search for at least one other person.
Students at Kennedy were kept inside their classrooms while deputies carried out a search of the area, a school clerk told Patch. The lockdown was no longer in effect as of 2:45 p.m., according to sheriff's Lt. George Berumen.