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Miami’s Lubavitch Educational Center in Lockdown

Lubavitch Educational Center, South Florida’s flagship Chabad school, is currently in precautionary lockdown as police pursue armed gunmen after a dramatic car chase ended in the vicinity.

Several armed suspects were fleeing police in a vehicle, which came to an abrupt stop across the street from the school. The suspects then fled on foot.

Most of the suspects were subsequently caught and arrested by police, but at least one is believed to have sought refuge in a nearby housing complex and is being hunted by police.

In an abundance of caution, the school’s security personnel have put the building into lockdown until all the suspects are confirmed to have been apprehended. Until then, no one will be allowed in or out of the building.

Please note that this lockdown is strictly precautionary. The school is not under any particular threat, and all the children are safe.

The school’s administration sent the following notice to all the students’ parents:

Parent Advisory

We wish to advise all parents that the Lubavitch Educational Center facility is presently on lock-down.  It has been reported that there are a few armed men in the neighborhood most of whom have already been apprehended by the police.  Miami Gardens police department is on site along with LEC security and are in full control of the situation. We will continue to keep parents updated.

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#1 Comment By LEC miami On May 30, 2016 @ 1:26 pm


#2 Comment By 48 yr in the hood On May 30, 2016 @ 2:47 pm

is that in north miami ?

#3 Comment By Anonymous On May 30, 2016 @ 3:45 pm

miami Gardens

#4 Comment By judah On May 30, 2016 @ 6:12 pm

north miami……. 173 st / nw 7th avenue

#5 Comment By Incredible stuff! On May 30, 2016 @ 6:18 pm

AMAZING SECURITY! LEC has one of the most gevaldik and organized security teams I’ve ever seen. And I should know!


#6 Comment By A very relieved parent of LEC students. On May 30, 2016 @ 6:27 pm

Soooo happy to hear BH everyone is OK.

But why must we live our lifes in fear? AD MOSAI! AD MOTAI! AD MOTHAI!

#7 Comment By Innerperspective On May 30, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

The security in LEC is indeed top notch.

#8 Comment By LEC Parent On May 30, 2016 @ 10:05 pm

To tell you how amazing the security team is, my kids didnt even KNOW the school was on lockdown. I got an email, but I did not see it until about 6 PM. When my kids came home they didnt say anything about the situation. And the kids really love the security team and have a respect for them. So thank you so much, you men are amazing!!!

#9 Comment By Korf Fan On May 30, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

Kudos to the LEC Security team. Led by a very experienced Head of Security who has been responsible for protecting numerous high level sites and VIPs. LEC has seriously upgraded their security. Just another example of why LEC is one of the leading schools in the US and Benjy Korf is such a success. Only the highest caliber staff and department heads for LEC. Others in the US could look to LEC for security standards.

#10 Comment By Anonymous On May 30, 2016 @ 11:31 pm

Go Fish!!

#11 Comment By The Big Z On May 31, 2016 @ 8:54 am

Without Z there is no security