Call of possible shooters frightens parents, causes lockdown

Police secured the area around North Elementary.
Police secured the area around North Elementary.

by Ben Posey

Fort Worth Police officers along with White Settlement city and WSISD school police responded to a call at North Elementary this past Wednesday stating that three gunman were shooting towards the school. A line of 8 squad cars with lights flashing and sirens wailing were seen speeding down Clifford Street to the school located on Legacy Drive just outside Loop 820 in the Westpoint addition of Fort Worth.

Upon arrival, officers exited their cars and swiftly surrounded the school, some entering through the doors while others stood watch outside.

Witnesses noticed parents hastily arriving at the campus, possibly as a result of receiving messages from their children in the school. Some left their vehicles parked in the middle of the street and ran up to the school to check on their children.

“I’m worried about my child,” said one parent who didn’t want to be identified. “You never know what will happen now-a-days.”

Officers were directed to a home on the North side of the school where the gunfire was reported to be coming from. Police made contact with the suspects and found that it was a bb gun that the suspects were using to shoot soda cans off their back fence.

No one was injured in the incident and the suspects were questioned and released by police.