School Put On High Alert After Reports of Gun on Campus

Published 02/27 2014 10:59PM

Updated 02/27 2014 11:32PM

SPRINGDALE, AR. --- Amy Hannon waited outside Har-Ber High on Thursday after finding out the school was put on high alert.

"Naturally, all the mothers start texting and calling. I don't live very far from here so I thought I'd just at least drive over just to be over just in case," said Amy Hannon.

The school was on lock down for about an hour. Police questioned a 15 year old sophomore girl.

Although no weapon was found, parents like Amy were shocked to hear the news.

"It's unnerving. It's our small town and you just think that things like that won't happen," said Amy.

Amy's daughter, Grace, was in 5th period at Har-Ber high when the school went into lock down mode.

"I texted her some scripture and prayed and just counted on The Lord that he would protect my kids," said Amy.

"So many things are going through your head at that point and you just don't know what's going to happen," said Grace Hannon.

Grace said she didn't know exactly what was happening outside her classroom door, but that she felt safe with Springdale PD inside the school.

"I started freaking out. I mean, you never know what could happen," said Grace. "I didn't know if it was an intruder but that's the first thing that came in my head.

"Every time that like cops would run past the classroom, it made me feel so much better," said Grace.

Mom Amy appreciates the hard work put in by officers as well.

"I actually patted as many of 'em as I could see out the door and said thank you so much," said Amy.

The investigation is ongoing and the girl in question was taken to CID.

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