FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – An Oakland Park high school was placed on a temporary Code Red lockdown after a gun was found on campus.
“I want to check on my children,” one mother cried as she raced to campus.READ MORE: NBA fines Miami Heat $25,000 for violating 'bench decorum'
Anxious parents rush to Northeast High school after getting word from their kids about a code red lockdown.“It’s horrifying. I’m like shaking,” said parent Suleidys Ramirez as she looked for her daughter. “She tells me, ‘Mom, we’re hiding, we’re on the floor.’ I’m like ‘don’t worry I’ll see if I can come and get you.’”
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said around 11:30 a.m., the school resource officer and security staff at Northeast High School saw two students jumping a fence to come onto campus. One of the students was found to have a loaded handgun in his backpack.
The student was taken into custody. The firearm was recovered and secured
“All we heard was “Code Red! Code Red!” And I started running, took off to my class,” said 9th grader Breshaun Bradford.READ MORE: Man faces several charges including pointing laser at BSO aviation unit
All the students rushed to safety. “Most of us, we just hid in the corner or under a table and sat there quietly for over an hour,” said sophomore Justice Powers. She said there have been serval lockdowns lately and this one was nerve-wracking.
“I was just thinking if anything bad was going to happen or if any other kids were hurt because we weren’t aware of the situation,” she said.
Parents tell CBS4 kids should be able to go to school and learn and not be concerned for their safety.
“On a normal day, a child should be able to go to school without fear,” said grandmother Felicia Gunn, as she waited for her granddaughter.MORE NEWS: Miami ex-Proud Boys leader Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
“We already have the Covid now we have guns in the wrong hands.”