Police search for subject, lockdown lifted
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police continue to search for a subject that prompted a South Florida school to be placed on placed on lockdown.
According to Miami-Dade Police, at around 11 a.m. Tuesday, police were following a U-Haul pickup truck when three subjects jumped out of the vehicle and ran towards the school. Police apprehended two of the subjects, but the third got away.
Authorities quickly placed the Leisure City K-8 Center, located at 14950 SW 288th St., on lockdown while Miami-Dade Police search for the third person. A lunch truck was allowed to enter, and the children are safe thanks to the extra-guarded situation at the school.
There was a heavy police presence in the area, along with a police helicopter and K-9 units. Armed officers went house to house in search of the missing subject.
Many parents stood outside of the school eager to find out what was going on, and if their children were safe.
Misty Delling was relieved after she finally picked her child up from school. "Of course I was sacred," she said, "because you hear what happens on the news, with all the shootings inside the school, and I was just worried that the kids were going to get hurt."
Josh Molina, a sixth grade, said he was scared by all the activity. "I was losing my mind," he said. "I was shaking. I was sweating. I had a tear, but when they said, 'Calm down,' I said, 'Oh, OK, then."
Police arrested Carl Williams and Jamal Brown. Investigators believe they may have been using the U-Haul to steal lawn equipment in Homestead.
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