Access to Mandarin Oaks Elementary and Mandarin Middle School in Jacksonville was limited Friday after reports of a possible unauthorized intruder in the area.
The report was determined to be a false threat.
All clear given at Mandarin Oaks Elem. and Mandarin Middle. @DuvalSchools tells me threat of possible intruder was false. Officials still investigating @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/juOqAvoppR— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) March 2, 2018
Both schools were Code Red lockdown for around an hour. A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office helicopter could be observed orbiting the area.
The action led dozens of parents to show up to pick up their kids. By 1 p.m., parents were forming a line at Mandarin Middle School.
Some of the parents were holding their kids close as they walked out.
“All of us out here concerned and scared for our children,” said Lanisa Robinson, a mother. “My daughter texted my phone, ‘I’m scared …. come get me.’ I had to drop everything.”
Attention Parents and Guardians of Mandarin Oaks Elementary and Mandarin Middle: The schools are on Code Red lockdown while police search for a potential unauthorized intruder at Mandarin Oaks Elementary. All students and staff are safe. pic.twitter.com/vAI9TBjvaJ— DCPS (@DuvalSchools) March 2, 2018
Even though ‘all clear’ was given parents are lining up to pick up their kids at Mandarin Middle. One mom told me her daughter texted her in a panic. Lots of parents picking up kids at Mandarin Oaks Elem too @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/obl2gnYW63— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) March 2, 2018
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