Southwest Austin school placed on lockdown after disturbance

Austin police have made an arrest after catching someone walking around a neighborhood with a gun. It forced a nearby school into lockdown. That lockdown was lifted a little over an hour afterward.

It happened at the Regents School of Austin, a private school that serves kindergarten through twelfth grades
Just before 2:00 p.m., parents received text alerts and calls about one or multiple people in the neighborhood with a gun or guns. That's when the school notified parents.

As soon as the lockdown was lifted, parents did not waste any time lining up here to pick up their kids. Some said they weren't afraid at all, and trusted the school's staff to make sure their kids were safe.

“We were all informed and then we have a Facebook page for the moms in the community. We kept each other updated as well,” Sandi McCormick, parent, said.

"We have a full time constable with the school. The school has some great procedures and I felt like they acted accordingly. Bad things can happen anywhere. It's kind of a reminder to be aware and keep your eyes and ears open," Reese Ryan, parent, said.

Austin police are in charge of this investigation and they are talking with witnesses to gather more information about what exactly happened. No children were hurt. They have not released any information on the suspect.

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