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Berkshire Elementary School parents terrified when school goes into lockdown at dismissal

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(PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida)– A lockdown at a Palm Beach County elementary school had parents utterly terrified for their children’s lives as they arrived for dismissal Monday afternoon.

Berkshire Elementary School, located at 1060 South Kirk Road, was just a block away from the scene of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies serving a warrant for a domestic abuse case.

As a matter of course, school officials put the school into lockdown for the safety of students and staff as the police carried out this task.

While there wasn’t an active shooter in the school nor was there an imminent threat to students, staff, and parents, rumors of a shooting spread.

Parents saw the police presence, were told the school was in lockdown, and started to fear the worst.

Many parents started jumping school fences, attempting to save their children from what they thought might have been another school shooting.

Several parents told our partners at WPTV that their first thought was of the May 24 deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where law enforcement has admitted that officers didn’t do enough to help and should have taken action sooner.

No students were harmed, but many parents feel as though there needs to be better communication from school officials in situations like these.