Kirkersville Elementary School under lock down due to nearby police scene

KIRKERSVILLE, OH (WCMH) — Kirkersville Elementary School was placed on lock down Friday, due to the active shooter situation at a nursing and rehabilitation center just a few blocks away.

A heavy police presence is still located at the school. However, NBC4 reporter Dan Pearlman says all of the students who attend classes there have been safely moved to Watkins Middle Schools.

That’s where parents can pick up their students. Parents should NOT head to the elementary school.

The school is expected to remain on lock down until further notice.

“It was scary because I just put my kid on the bus and I didn’t know where he was going,” one parent told NBC4. “They didn’t call us till like 15-20 minutes later.”

“Any time, even if it’s not your school, just for it to be so close, you know, they have to be pretty vague on what it is, just let you know that everything is locked down, so, uh, that was a little alarming because all schools are locked down, so you’re not really sure what’s going on,” another parent told NBC4.

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