Police respond to fight, causes lockdown at 3 Jacksonville schools

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Three schools in the Jacksonville area were temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday morning due to police activity, officials said.

Duval County Public Schools said three schools were on a Code Red lockdown as a precaution due to nearby police activity: Terry Parker High School, Arlington Middle School and Parkwood Heights Elementary School.

Action News Jax Russell Colburn received the photo from a source of police activity near Arlington Middle. Three nearby schools on Code Red, per DCPS 

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said police responded to a group of teenagers fighting in the 1600 block of Lansdowne Drive.

Calls were received stating shots were fired on scene prior to officers arriving, JSO said. Officers arrived and observed multiple people run in different directions.  A check of the are did not reveal any shell casings, police said.

People told Action News Jax reporter Russell Colburn that about 20 children were fighting, 10 on each side. Witnesses said the incident stems from an on-going dispute between young men at Terry Parker High School and those at Lone Star High School, a Christian charter school across the street. Action News Jax is working to confirm the details with police.

No one was reported injured.

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