No safety threat after gun report in Harwood Junior High Campus

By | December 8, 2021

Students and staff were placed on lockdown at Harwood Junior High in Bedford shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday following a report that a student still on campus may have a weapon.

Officials after thorough investigations determined there are no safety threats at Harwood Junior High School. Police initially received a 9-1-1 call at 4 p.m. reporting a person inside Harwood Junior High School with a firearm. Any students remaining on campus can be picked up in the northwest parking lot.

“It was kind of like, you’re a little anxious for a little while,” ‘Mom, we’re on full lockdown. This is not a game,’”eighth-grader Malachi Martinez said.

parent Lametrices Mack said. “She is not a child that says much about fear but today she said she didn’t know if she would make it home alive and, to me, that says a lot about how bad the situation was.”

After about an hour in lockdown, students and staff were dismissed one class at a time.

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