Kitty Stone On Lockdown: Jacksonville


A disturbance that involved four people at the Jacksonville Square leads one school to force a soft lockdown of its campus, today. Kitty Stone Elementary went on lockdown in the middle of the school day after witnesses and the School Resource Officer viewed an altercation between two men and two women. According to Jacksonville Police Department Chief Tommy Thompson, the men and the women were in two separate cars and were shouting and yelling at each other. The Kitty Stone Resource Officer responded to the disturbance by attempting to follow the two couples. Jacksonville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jon Campbell says the safety of the students was the main motivation for the lockdown. Chief Thompson added that after a brief period the couples disbanded into their separate cars and left the scene. Authorities were unable to capture the people involved in the disturbance. The school was later taken off lockdown.

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