Lockdown drill scares some students and parents

, Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted: Thu, January 23 2014 at 5:12 PM, Updated: Fri, January 24 2014 at 12:15 PM

Scary moments Thursday morning for students at North Medford High School after the school was put into lockdown, as part of a drill.

One student told NBC 5 News that the school did announce over the intercom that it was just a drill, but some of the speakers in the school didn't work, causing panic for some.

Just after 9 this morning, Lynn McBee, a parent of a freshman, received a text message from her daughter saying, "I'm crammed in the closet with 20 plus kids, we are in lockdown."

"I kept saying, do you think this is a drill, and she said I don't know mom," McBee said.

Just 23 days into the new year and there have already been 6 school shooting across the country.

It's because of that growing number, the Medford School District has lockdown drills.

The district says both students and teachers are coached in what to do in an emergency. They also say drills are pre-planned while others are spontaneous.

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