Student shares account of lockdown at South Sioux City High School

Conversation about bringing guns to school, prompts lockdown

By Christina Grijalva |

Published 09/29 2016 06:57PM

Updated 09/29 2016 07:02PM

When South Sioux City Sophomore, Fabian Diaz, saw officers come into the library at his school Thursday morning and start to take two other teens into custody, he pulled out his cell phone.

"I never knew something like this would happen to us, like a small school," said Diaz.

The video that Diaz shared with KCAU9 shows two boys being arrested and led out of the school library, after a student reported to administration,  they overheard them talking about bringing a gun to school.

"We walked in and they just sent us to a random room I don't know, I didn't really feel safe," said Diaz.

Parents slowly started gathering outside of the school, when they caught word of the lockdown.

Inside, students were being moved into rooms, unsure of what was going on.

"We were sitting down for like 10 minutes in complete dark and all the way in the back and about for 10 minutes we were just sitting there," said Diaz. "Two police officers came in and ask for two names and the kids stood up with their hands behind their head and they put them in handcuffs and they took them after that."

With a school shooting that happened in South Carolina, Wednesday, before South Sioux's lockdown, students feel uneasy when a national issue, such as school shootings, hit so close to home.

"I think it's a bad choice, no one should ever do that cause your putting other people's lives at risk and its a bad choice no one should ever do, " said Diaz.

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