The lock down at the United States capital hit home with people living right here in the Ohio Valley.
The Cameron Grade school 6th graders were on a special graduation field trip on Friday in Washington D.C. and just happened to be standing right outside the White House gates when the lock down started.
Teachers and chaperones kept the students calm during the hectic time.
7News spoke with Perry Presto, a father of one of the students. He says he was worried sick when he heard there was a gunman near the white house and is thankful the entire class is home safely.
“You know the only time my kids ever goes to Washington DC with his school and it had to be they day that there was a gunman there,” Presto said. “It was like six hours before he ever got a hold of me again and I was worried sick for awhile. Everybody got home safe, and they had a good time.”