George Washington Carver Middle School is currently on lockdown after shots were fired nearby.—
Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) December 20, 2012
Students at George Washington Carver Middle School and Frances S. Tucker Elementary School in Coconut Grove, Fla., were on lockdown this afternoon after shots were fired in the vicinity.
Reports of a shooting in Coconut Grove has Carver Middle on lock-down and Tucker Elementary on alert at dismissal.—
The Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) December 20, 2012
The Miami Herald reports that the shooting had nothing to do with the schools. A person had been shot a few blocks away, putting the schools on alert. Tensions across the nation are already high following last week’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., and several schools in Michigan and elsewhere have announced they’ll close Friday for “Mayan Doomsday.”
The lockdown occurred at dismissal as many parents were there to pick up their children, leaving them locked down as well.
Sadly, that’s not the only incident reported today. That day off for “Mayan Doomsday” might have sounded ridiculous at first, but it’s making more sense as the day goes on. Threats range from bomb threats to knives to neighborhood gunshots to false alarms.
UPDATE: 2 male students being held by police for bringing 384 handgun to Selma High School. School went on lockdown during afternoon.—
Selma Times Journal (@selmatjournal) December 20, 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah:
Those are only the reports confirmed by local news outlets. Students are also posting their own experiences.
These 8th graders in my school caused a soft lockdown because they brought a knife preparing for the zombie apocalypse tomorrow.—
Tristan (@MuggleBehavior) December 20, 2012
there was a lockdown at my brothers school .-.—
mαrlene . ❤ (@Younggg_Lenaaa) December 20, 2012
Laurel on lockdown because of the armed robbery after school, someone at Laurel got pistol whipped and robbed.—
Est. VIII.III.XCV (@LowKeyDomo_OTG) December 20, 2012
Now these kids in public schools are showing out! Magee High School was on lockdown this morning from a threat…—
Miss Love (@Love_LaRaven) December 20, 2012
Today during school a "parent" called to report there was a man with a gun outside of my school. We went in lockdown for an hour…(c)—
мaяiah gilliєs ❄ (@DaniellaVogue) December 20, 2012
This is certainly not the school experience we want for anyone’s children, and no one’s taking any chances this week, it seems. Twitchy will continue to monitor for these events and post updates as necessary.