FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Lauderdale Lakes high school was temporarily placed on a Code Red lockdown as a precaution after reports of a gun on campus.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said around 8:30 a.m., deputies were sent to Boyd Anderson High School after they received a report concerning a student in the school with a handgun.READ MORE: Florida Backs Effort To Draw FIFA To Miami, Orlando
Students had to stand outside in the rain after the campus went into a code red lockdown.
Right now we’re in a code red. They think somebody brought a firearm to school,” said student Terrance Jealpil.
“I just saw a bunch of sheriff’s (deputies) coming in. I know something serious happened this morning, during the time period we were not in school,” said student Nysheria Kennedy.
In a message to parents, Boyd Anderson principal James F. Griffin II said, “This morning, we received information from a student about a possible weapon on campus. We immediately placed our school on a code red lockdown and notified our School Resource Officer and security team – who safely handled the situation and confiscated the weapon.”
The sheriff’s office said one person was taken into custody.READ MORE: Prices At The Pump Creep Lower, Forecast To Tumble Below $3 A Gallon Soon, Government Forecasts
For many students, incidents like this are frustrating.
“It concerns me because I’m going to this school. I’m trying to just get my education, my future. All this is happening I’m not even doing work right now,” said Kennedy.
Kennedy said she had two exams today and she didn’t get to do them.
Griffin had words of praise for the student who raised the alarm.MORE NEWS: Record Warmth In South Florida And This Is What's Causing It
“I commend the student who did the right thing- seeing something and saying something. At all times, the safety and security of our students and staff are our highest priorities,” he said.