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2 held for causing lockdown of Fern Creek schools

One of the two students detained by police for causing the lockdown at fern Creek High and Fern Creek Elementary. One of the two students detained by police for causing the lockdown at fern Creek High and Fern Creek Elementary.
Russell Anderson Russell Anderson
Alyson Winstead Alyson Winstead
Chief Robert White Chief Robert White
Fern Creek High School Fern Creek High School

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two students were taken into custody after a report of a gunman at Fern Creek Traditional High School Friday that left both the high school and a nearby elementary school on lockdown for nearly 90 minutes. 

After news of the lockdown spread, concerned parents gathered outside the school looking for answers.  

"I'd like to go inside and get my daughter out," said parent Russell Anderson. 

It started when a student texted her aunt saying someone with a gun was in the building.  

"We heard the dogs barking and helicopters everywhere. They said someone had guns," explains student Alyson Winstead. 

It is unclear if there ever was a gun on the Fern Creek campus, but the person police were looking for turned out to be a student who was standing right outside the school with all the parents. Police took him and another boy into custody. 

"I believe a couple days ago there was a fight that could have been related," said Chief Robert White of the Louisville metro Police. "The individual that returned to the school today allegedly was going back for retaliation so they are probably related."  

Police say they never found a gun on either boy they took into custody. They were both turned over to JCPS who are not commenting on any punishment at this point. 

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