Tamra Judge’s teenage daughter, Sophia, was left “traumatized” after experiencing a school lockdown on Thursday due to an armed intruder.
The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, 55, took to her Instagram Story to share the “text no parent wants to get” amid the country’s unceasing mass shootings. (There have been at least 146 in 2023, per ABC News.)
“We’re having a shelter in place not a drill,” Sophia wrote, emphasizing again, “Not a drill.”
Judge immediately asked her daughter if she was OK, to which the high schooler responded, “Yes. I’m in a classroom. We’re hiding right now. Just heard police sirens.”
The mom of four then asked Sophia if there was a “shooter” on premise, but Sophia said it wasn’t clear at the time.
“I don’t know,” she wrote back. “No one knows.”
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Judge then revealed in a subsequent video that despite the scare, Sophia is safe.
“If you just saw my text, I want you to know that everything’s OK and they caught the guy,” she said.
“But there was somebody that came to my daughter’s school today and they put them in lockdown. He did have a weapon,” the Bravolebrity elaborated. “The kids are traumatized, the teachers are traumatized.”
KTLA reported Thursday that San Juan Hills High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., was temporarily placed on lockdown after a man wandered onto the campus and told security he had a weapon.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department searched the individual and discovered he had a pocket knife on him.
The lockdown eventually ended and the unidentified man was taken into custody.
As officials dealt with the trespasser, Judge said Sophia and her classmates were “laying on the floor” in fear after barricading the door with bookshelves.
“They were laying on the floor, one teacher handed out hammers, another one had a fire extinguisher ready to go after somebody,” she relayed to her followers.
Heartbreakingly, Judge added, “Kids were crying, ‘I don’t want to die.’”
The “Two Ts in a Pod” podcast co-host acknowledged that she felt “helpless” when she received the alarming text from Sophia.
“There’s nothing you can do in this f—king world. I am so sick of it. I’m so sick of what’s going on,” she said through tears, expressing frustration over the situation.
“My daughter now doesn’t want to go back to school. It’s her senior year. This has got to stop. It’s got to stop.”
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