Three Schools put on Lockdown due to Shots Fired

| November 6, 2015

Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE — Three schools in Tallahassee were put on lockdown. Authorities say it was prompted by shots being fired in the area.

“It was horrible.” Said, Lisa Hartman. She got a text from her daughter saying she heard gunshots while at school Thursday morning.

“I actually started crying just because of all the things that have gone on through the country with the school shootings. You just never know what to expect.” Hartman said.

Lincoln High School, Apalachee Elementary School, and Adult and Community Education (ACE) went into lockdown as a precaution.

Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies say a witness saw two men shooting into this nearby abandoned home on Idlewild Drive.

Kirby Patterson lives on Idlewild Drive. He said, “It sounded like a loud firecracker at first.”

Patterson didn’t realize they were gunshots, and started walking by the other two schools to get to ACE. “That’s when I seen that there were no kids out. Usually in the mornings I see kids. There were no kids out. I figured something was going on at that time.” He said.

Authorities say additional deputies responded to help the school resources officers. They and the K-9 unit checked the schools, the abandoned home, and nearby woods and neighborhoods.

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