Dismissal disrupted by gunfire

Franklin Learning Center’s dismissal was disrupted by gunfire shortly after 3 PM yesterday, September 15. An altercation led to gun shots on the northeast corner of the school at 616 N. 15th St. A lockdown was then issued by school administration and students and staff still in the building sheltered in place in the auditorium while police arrived and investigated.

According to principal Nicole Lee, “two students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and no one was shot.” School staff worked to contact parents and started releasing students with parent permission once police officially lifted the lockdown around 4 PM.

In a letter to FLC families Lee wrote: “I want to assure you that, during the lockdown, there was no activity on our school grounds and that every effort was made to ensure that our students and staff were safe.”

Lee added that, when students return to school on Friday morning, there will be additional resources and “a variety of services to support the emotional health and wellness of our students.