Walled Lake — District officials said a Friday morning road rage incident that occurred in an elementary school parking lot was no longer a threat to students before they arrived for classes.
Mary Helen Guest School, in the 1650 block of Decker, had prepared to go into a lockdown, but the drivers involved left the area 30 minutes before the start of classes at 9 a.m., according to school officials.
"School wasn't in session," Walled Lake Schools Spokeswoman Judy Evola said. "It just ended up in the vacant parking lot of our school."
According to Deputy Chief Bruce Kirby, the incident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. outside the school when one driver threatened another with a handgun.
"We had a citizen call and report that there was some kind of road altercation between two vehicles," Kirby said. "The driver of one vehicle stopped rapidly in front of the other vehicle and the driver walked back …and said he had a gun. He also said he had a kid in his car and said he would 'shoot somebody;' either the child or the other driver."
The threatening driver then pulled his car into the parking lot of the elementary school.
"The caller gave us a license plate and a description, but the plate came back 'no record on file,' so we have nothing to go on," Kirby said. "The caller left the area, and when we arrived the driver who made the threat was also gone."
The Walled Lake Police Department has passed the information on to neighboring police departments as well as the Oakland County Sheriffs Department.
"They're also checking the schools in their cities," Kirby said. "But basically at this point, what we're looking for is just a white car. We've notified the school and advised them that there's nothing we can find out at this point."
Kirby said because both drivers are missing it's unknown when, where and why the road rage incident originally took place.
Candice Williams contributed.