Superintendent: Dispute involving gun leads to lockdown at Lockhart elementary school


A dispute between a parent and someone with a gun led to a lockdown during dismissal at Clear Fork Elementary School in Lockhart on Thursday, the Lockhart superintendent said in a letter to parents. 

A parent alerted Clear Fork’s principal around 3 p.m. that someone driving in front of the school appeared to be in possession of a gun in his car as he drove by, Lockhart Superintendent Susan Bohn wrote. 

“Immediately, Principal (Heidi) Gudelman pulled all remaining students back inside,” Bohn wrote. “All students were safe and unharmed. Lockhart Police Department was quickly on scene.”

The school later released the remaining students after police told administrators it was safe to do so, she wrote.

There was “a dispute between the person spotted in the car with a gun and another adult who happens to be a parent of a student at Clear Fork,” Bohn wrote.

Law enforcement and administrators have asked the parent involved in the dispute to refrain from dropping off, picking up or walking onto campus in the future, Bohn wrote.

Lockhart police are still investigating the incident. Officers will be at the school tomorrow “as an extra security measure,” Bohn wrote.


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