Ransom Middle School Placed On Lockdown

November 5, 2019

Ransom Middle School was placed a precautionary lockdown Tuesday morning.

The lockdown was initiated after a teacher reporting hearing a single gunshot somewhere near the school campus, according to Maj. Andrew Hobbs of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement searched the area surrounding the school.

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12 Responses to “Ransom Middle School Placed On Lockdown”

  1. Blake Hodges on November 6th, 2019 3:24 pm

    May not be as rural as it used to be, but it is still a place where you will sometimes hear gunshots in no way associated with violence. No one wants to discuss what the frequent “active-shooter” drills and lock-downs are doing to the psyches of these students, especially at the K-5 level. Anxiety disorders starting in very young kids for the sake of something that has a one in a million chance of happening to them. They have to see a shrink at 3, but, by God, now their parents can feel that they’re as safe as they already were before we gave them county-sanctioned PTSD.

  2. Billy stone on November 6th, 2019 12:36 pm

    So sad that schools have to be mindful of things like this.

  3. Ransom on November 5th, 2019 11:19 pm

    Look at all the school shootings in the past, better safe than sorry. To bad it upsets some of you to make sure kids are safe. Oh, I forgot, im sure some of you don’t even have kids going to Ransom. Im all for guns but don’t expect the schools and teachers to ignore gunshots if they are close.

  4. Still jerkin’ the knee on November 5th, 2019 10:50 pm

    @John Q, most of the folks that live around here have enough brains to know where to shoot a gun. Besides, was it a shotgun, a pistol or a rifle……….it could have been a bottle rocket anymore and the panic ensues from uninformed folks who would better serve us living scared in the city. Meanwhile, maybe I’ll use a silencer in the future so as not to upset the non-natives.

  5. John Q. Public on November 5th, 2019 8:11 pm


    I don’t think the Ransom area can be called “very rural” any more. It was only “fairly rural” when I was in high school 20 years ago.

    Must be one of those socialist teacher types that puts the safety of the many over the inconvenience of a few, right?

  6. Knee-jerk on November 5th, 2019 7:31 pm

    Wow, a single gunshot “near” a school that’s in what can be considered a very rural area causes a lockdown? Hmmmmm, out here we shoot snakes, rats, possums, rabid raccoons and the list goes on. Step up law enforcement for what? Somebody shooting a gun “legally”? Teacher must be one of those afraid of guns types who thinks that socialism cures all.

  7. Dylan on November 5th, 2019 4:39 pm

    I live off kingsfield I call all the time hearing random gunshots right next to ransom middle so dangerous. For the kids. I say law enforcement need to patrol the area on a scheduled basis.

  8. Bill on November 5th, 2019 4:15 pm

    Hope no crows fly over they will go into lock down

  9. Dave on November 5th, 2019 3:14 pm

    Kingfield elementary was locked down this morning. What was that about?

  10. Eamon on November 5th, 2019 2:48 pm

    2nd lockdown in a week. Last week they were placed on lockdown also.

  11. William Reynolds on November 5th, 2019 12:52 pm

    >>at 9:15 a.m. a fire truck with lights on, no siren, came on campus.

    That was a medical incident unrelated to the lockdown.

  12. A on November 5th, 2019 12:31 pm

    at 9:15 a.m. a fire truck with lights on, no siren, came on campus. I was leaving there and passed an ambulance, lights, no siren, one minute down the road as it headed to campus.

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