It was business as usual Thursday on the campus where escaped inmate Teddy Munet allegedly tried to carjack a parent.
“I’m fine for me. OK. The kids were safe,” said Donna Wolford, as she was walking her daughter to school Thursday morning.
Wolford echoed how most parents at Voyager Public Charter School were feeling, a day after the school was essentially the start of a massive manhunt for an escaped accused murderer.
“I was so worried. I heard it on the radio. I was at work at Sand Island. I was like, God, what am I going to do?” said Erwin Miller, whose 9-year-old son is a student at Voyager.
Miller said he knew his son was safe at school, but it didn't stop the anxiety.
“I was worried all day for my son here,” Miller said.
Principal Mary Beth Barr said she only learned of the escape when Teddy Munet allegedly tried to carjack one of the parents in the school's parking lot.
“We got the call that there had been an attempted carjacking in the parking lot. So I went down to greet the police and find out as much as I could,” said Barr. “As soon as I talked to the police, we went into lockdown.”
On Thursday, she was greeting families with a smile and praising students and staff for how well they handled the all-day lockdown.
“We have practiced that and so it went very smoothly. The teachers were very prepared and the kids did exactly as they were told,” said Barr.