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: North Miami Beach PD Needs Help Locating 15-Year-old Jeimy Henrriquez
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: Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Passes Away At 95
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: Officer Injured, Suspect Dead Following Coral Gables Police-Involved Shooting
“We already have the Covid now we have guns in the wrong hands.”