Deputies respond to Berkshire Elementary after receiving calls of shots fired

Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 5:15 PM EDT
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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to serve a warrant near Berkshire Elementary School when they received calls of shots fired in the area.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews and law enforcement were called to the 1000 block of Kirk Road about 2:15 p.m. Monday, after reports of a shooting.

The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution, while about 20 squad cars from various agencies, including the sheriff’s office, West Palm Beach police and the School District of Palm Beach County, arrived at the scene.

A veteran law enforcement officer told WFLX’s Contact 5 that those measures were taken as a precaution to protect the school and discourage anyone from using the school as a place to escape.

Video of the scene showed heavy law enforcement presence and traffic, as parents rushed to the school to pick up their child.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue later determined that no shots were fired and no one was injured.

Law enforcement remained on campus for more than an hour to assist with traffic and concerned parents who rushed to the scene.

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