All-clear given after lockdowns at Jacksonville schools

Stolen car crash prompted lockdowns, students say

By Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two Jacksonville schools were temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The lockdown delayed dismissal for Westside High and Jacksonville Heights Elementary students who walk home and get picked up by parents. Those who take the bus were let out on time.

Police gave the all-clear about 3:15 p.m., according to Duval County Public Schools.

According to two Westside High students, the driver of a stolen SUV rear-ended them and then four people inside the SUV ran off. 

The students said two of them ran back to the SUV, grabbed guns and ran off again. They said police captured two of the four. 

A bullet hole could be seen in the driver's side door of the SUV. 

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