Recent shooting near Bullard High School

[box_dark]Reporter, Parker Anderton, describes his experience during a recent shooting near Bullard High School during a basketball game versus Edison High School.[/box_dark]

After I discovered the game was sold out, I waited around for the game to end to give my friend’s stuff back. I stood where the Bullard busses pick up their students on Browning Ave, when I heard about ten consecutive shots go off about 100 feet from where I was.

After the last shot went off I saw people running and a group of girls running towards the gym with one of them clinging and screaming to another girl.

I was still in shock until a guy next to me asked what was going on. After I explained we started walking to the gym. By the time we got back the gym was on lockdown, so I stood outside by the door and waited for the doors to open and for my friends to be let out.

While I was waiting a mom drove up and asked what was going on. I told her about the shooting and she looked worried. She told me she left her phone at work so I let her use mine to make a couple calls.

By the time she was through cops were everywhere and helicopters circled the school. We both thought it would be best to stay behind the big group of cops, so we stood there and waited anxiously for the doors to reopen.

The mom, an obvious Bullard parent stated that Edison has always been bad news and she was scared for this game. When I told her I was an Edison student she was slightly shocked. I told her that things like this never happen and if or when, they do it’s mainly due to the people around the neighborhoods that attend the games, not the students.

When the doors reopened everyone was confused and thought it was really cool how there was a helicopter in the sky and cops everywhere but me and the mom were still terrified. I found my friends and told them what happened and they couldn’t believe it.

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