Schools Go On Lockdown After Standoff
POSTED: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 4:47pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 4:26am
Scary moments on Taft Avenue in Harlingen after police got reports that a man barricaded inside a home with weapons and a young child inside and that prompted school to go on lock down.
Taft Avenue near the 7,000 block blocked off as Border Patrol and Harlingen police responded to first a report of family violence case.
Then police say there were also reports that a 25 year old man was inside the home with weapons and a 2 year old child. Police say the man fled the scene.
When police entered the home and they found the 2 year old alone safe.
With police were searching for the suspect a lock down was put on Coackly Middle school and Sam Houston Elementary. Concerned parents arrived after hearing rumors of what had happened. Robert Moreno had his two daughter in 3rd and 4th grade inside the school.
"What my friend said when we called me that there was a guy outside the school with an AK 47 threatening the school and that's all I heard and I just came running over here."
Across the street from the elementary is a daycare was also under the lockdown. The daycare has children ages 2 to 10.
"It's very scary right now they are taking a nap so they have not got scared they don't know what's happened outside."
Around 2pm the lockdown was lifted and parents like moreno and this woman Esmeralda Trevino whose child in 3rd grade could take their child home.
"It's like having my life back it's devastating we don't understand how they don't give you a lot of information but we understand at the same time they cant give you a lot of information you just have to hold on to whats going on."
Police are still searching for the 25 year old.