Teachers, students return to South Broward High School after BB gun threat

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - After an altercation at South Broward High School led to the arrest of two teens, students and teachers are sharing their feelings during the code red lockdown.

Officers took two subjects into custody on Tuesday afternoon after responding to reports of someone with a gun at the school, located near Harding Street and North Federal Highway, just before 2 p.m.

Students and faculty recalled Wednesday the fear they felt during the lockdown.

“Kid brought a BB gun into school, now the whole school getting shut down, c’mon now,” senior Wavi Dre said.

This shooting scare is something Debbie Hixon, the school’s magnet coordinator, is familiar with after she lost her husband, Chris Hixon, in the Parkland shooting in February 2018.

“Unfortunately, in the world we live in today, it’s something that we deal with a lot, and it makes me so mad. It makes me angry,” Hixon said.

Her husband was the athletic director and wrestling coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“It does change your life significantly, and you don’t realize it until something happens — how much it hits you,” Hixon said. “Even if it’s a BB gun, no one would know that. Just think of what would’ve happened if they would have pulled that out and someone else had a real gun.”

Some students thought it was just a drill before realizing the seriousness of the situation.

“SWAT team came in with guns, and they’re like, ‘Put your hands up,'” a student said.

“I thought it was a drill, but we did everything as we know what we have to do,” said student Cony Chow.

One of the teens, only identified as a 17-year-old, faces charges of disrupting a school function, which is a second-degree misdemeanor.

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