“I went into panic mode, Sandy Hook came to mind”
A mother, who didn’t want to be identified , describes the scene as chaos, and says it was a situation for which 92nd street elementary school wasn’t prepared.
“It caught them off guard…parents going all over the place.”
It started with a shots fired call outside a polling place staged in the school’s auditorium.
LAPD says the violence stems from a love triangle involving a couple working at the polls and a third man who came to talk to them.
It ended with the male poll worker being shot right outside the auditorium, feet away from the school.
Once the victim was shot he ran inside the polling place and suspect took off,” says Phillip Tingirides, LAPD.
The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.
As for the suspect, police are still looking for him and say the public is not in any danger.
The female poll worker was questioned by police and has since been released.
During the manhunt for the gunman, the school went on lockdown two separate times.
A fourth grader, who spoke to us with her mother’s permission, described what she heard over the loudspeaker in her classroom.
“She said students and staff there’s going to be a lock down.”
Students and parents say with little information to go by, they didn’t know what to believe.
The principal did write a letter to students explaining what happened and offering counseling for students and staff