UPDATED: Waveland Elementary temporarily locked down after juveniles shoot BB gun at cars
By Dwayne Bremer
Feb 28, 2014, 06:41
Waveland Elementary was briefly locked down Friday morning after two juveniles shot a BB gun into the school parking lot, authorities said Friday.
Waveland Police Chief David Allen said Friday that police received a report about someone shooting at cars in the school parking lot about 8 a.m. Friday.
Allen said the suspects, two juvenile males, lived nearby and were not students at the school.
Police responded to the scene and took the juveniles into custody without incident, Allen said.
Police later discovered that both of the youths had allegedly fired a BB gun from a nearby yard, Allen said. Allen said it is unclear if the youths were actually shooting at the vehicles or if they were "horsing around."
Bay-Waveland School District Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Ladner said Friday that the school was locked down as a precaution.
"Following protocol, the school was locked down and we implemented all precautions in the district's crisis plan to ensure safety," Ladner said. "All faculty, staff and students were safe and school was resumed." Nobody was injured during the incident and the two juveniles will most-likely have to go through youth court, officials said.