Parents expressing concerns about being informed following report of shots fired near elementary school

Image by WDAY Radio Now - Tom Tucker
Image by WDAY Radio Now - Tom Tucker

(Fargo, ND) -- Parents are expressing frustration after reports of shots fired led to the temporary lockdown of an area elementary school. 

"My daughter called me on her little watch, scared in the bathroom and I'm supposed to calm her down, how do I do that, I don't know anything. We just sit in the dark," said Tyler Randklev, who spoke with WDAY Radio Now while waiting to pick up his daughter Tuesday afternoon outside the school.

Witnesses report seeing a "light skinned black male" about 20 to 30-years-old carrying a a handgun. 

Bullet casings were recovered, but so far there is no word of anyone being arrested or detained. 

Police say shots were fired earlier in the morning near the 200 block of 5th Street Northwest. 

Other parents who spoke with WDAY Radio Now also expressed similar concerns and frustrations, saying they did not receive enough information from school administrators regarding the lockdown.

District representatives have not responded to our request for comment. 

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