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Shooting at Glades Central High temporarily puts campus on lockdown

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Lockdown lifted after shooting incident at Glades Central High School (WPEC)

A lockdown has been lifted after a shooting in the parking lot of Glades Central High School Wednesday afternoon.

This shooting happened around 1 or 1:15 p.m.

The school was placed on code red lockdown as a precaution, school officials say. The code red is a precaution, students will not be released early and the school is asking parents not to come to the school.

The school district says a person was in a car in the school parking lot with a gun when somehow the weapon discharged, hitting the person in the leg.

School police appeared to be focusing on a gray-colored Kia in the school parking lot and the car was roped off with crime scene tape.

The school district has not given CBS12 News any information on the individual who was shot, only that he is not a student.

Students say they had to stay in their classroom, and some started texting their parents about the incident.

Some parents and grandparents showed up at the school to pick up their kids, unsure about exactly what was going on.

“I was scared, I was frightened. Like there’s really a school shooter on the loose. I was in class and my teacher had told us that somebody had shot himself,” student Amauri Johnson said.

“I got scared, but then I had to text my son because the school wasn’t giving us any answers and he said everything was fine,” said Brenda Rodriguez, the mother of a 15-year-old student.

“It’s horrible. My nerves have been shot. I just want my son,” said Sarabeth Salmeron, whose 14-year-old son attends Glades Central High.

“I think it’s crazy as hell. I sure do,” said Gloria Davis, a grandmother of two students.

The school district confirmed the person suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, but did not have any information on his condition. Students were released at 2:50 p.m., their regular dismissal time.

A Palm Beach County School District spokesperson says possession of a gun on school property is a felony and the individual—who was in the car alone when the shooting took place—will be charged.

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