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Episcopal Parents Gripped By Fear, Uncertainty

11:23 AM, Mar 12, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  When David Steele heard that there was a shooting at Episcopal High he stopped what he was doing.

"Initially my heart stopped," he said.

Steele left his job at Shands Hospital and headed to the campus. His son Brandon was one of the 900 students caught in the chaos.

No student was injured, but the reports of a murder suicide on campus had a chilling affect on everyone.

"It was scary," said Brandon Steele.  This is his first year at the college preparatory school.

"I did not expect this to happen," said Steele.

The campus has security; guards who roam the grounds in golf cart-like vehicles.

Could security have prevented this?

Steele said it could have happened at any school and he still has confidence in the school security.

Kate Moorehead, Vice President of the board, asked the community to pray for the episcopal family and she reassured parents that the school is a safe environment for their children.

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