Parents rush to children after lockdown at McAdams Junior High School

Published On: Nov 04 2013 09:42:16 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 04 2013 09:42:44 PM CST

November 4, 2013: McAdams Junior High classes went on lock down after a situation with a teacher. Phillip Mena reports.

DICKINSON, Texas -

Hundreds of parents rushed Monday afternoon to pull their children out of McAdams Junior High School after the school went on lockdown.

School officials said classes went on lockdown around 9 a.m. Monday because of a situation involving a male teacher.

"I figured it was better just to get him out of the situation if there was anything, because nobody really knew what was going on," said Elijah Argo, a parent.

"They said that this is not a drill," said student Alexis Cortez.

The district did not provide specific information but said the teacher was not taken into custody.

"I have first period with him, and everyone is really mean to him," said Cortez. "They would like cuss at him or call him names but he wouldn't do nothing. He would never yell at you or anything. He wasn't disrespectful."

Students were deemed safe after police searched the school and the lockdown was lifted.

"We are safe at McAdams Jr. High and all is well," according to a voicemail.

But by the time parents were given the message, they began swarming the school demanding answers.

"They didn't really give us any information. They just said that everything was fine," said Edna Perez, a parent. "He didn't want to discuss it, the principal."

Other parents didn't even ask questions.

"I'm just grateful and glad I got my son and that someone called me, my mom," said Jamie Tidwell, a parent. "But as far as the school, I'm just so emotional right now on that part."

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