2 schools in Palm Beach Gardens no longer on lockdown - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

2 schools in Palm Beach Gardens no longer on lockdown

Timber Trace Elementary and Watson B. Duncan Middle School are no longer on lockdown due to police activity in the area.


Police say residents called to report a person walking with a shotgun.

One person has been detained for questioning and police say they have a shotgun in their possession.

A second person of interest has also been detained, according to police.  

The Palm Beach County School District says it has lifted the lockdowns and classes have resumed as scheduled.

The school district released the following information: 

51 students -- 48 from Timber Trace and 3 from Duncan -- who ride buses to their respective schools were transported to Palm Beach Gardens High School. They were given breakfast while they waited for the Code Red to be lifted. Parents were notified and have the option to pick up their children at Gardens High. Those students who aren't picked up will be taken back to their schools for the school day.

142 students who ride the bus to Duncan Middle were taken to William T. Dwyer High School during the lockdown. They were given breakfast and waited for the Code Red to be lifted. Those students are being taken back to Duncan Middle.

Both schools will allow parents to come and sign their children out from school. Additional staff is being added at both schools to accommodate any additional sign-outs today.

Teachers at both schools are discussing the situation with their students, reinforcing how when a situation like this occurs, we work together as a community to resolve it

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