FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A teenager was taken into police custody after they received a call about a student on campus armed with a gun.
Fort Lauderdale Police arrived at William Dandy Middle School at 2400 NW 26th St., Friday afternoon and placed the school on lockdown.
According to police, they received a call at 3:30 p.m. about the armed male student at the campus. The school was then placed on a code red lockdown.
Police were able to locate the student, who police said is approximately 14 years old, and confirmed they found a gun on him.
They got a tip from another student, who alerted administrators.
As word got out, anxious parents headed to the school to pick up their kids.
“I got a son and a nephew out here,” said a father who responded to the scene, “and my thing is, you gotta react quick, it might be the last day you can see your kids, you know?”
“You just don’t know,” said another parent, “and you don’t want to be prepared to receive any type of news, so you’re here to make and ensure that your kid is not gonna be one of those kids that may not, you know, make it out.”
That student was taken into custody and the firearm was secured.
No shooting occurred at the school, and no injuries were reported.
An investigation is underway.
The lockdown was lifted just before 5 p.m.
No one was hurt.
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