RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A shooting on Monday caused a brief lockdown for Wakefield Elementary, Middle and High Schools, the Wake County School System confirmed.

Raleigh police responded to the Residences at Wakefield Apartments at 2:42 p.m. on Monday to reports of a shooting.

Ayla Caballero, 16, was walking home from her first day of high school since the pandemic began when she heard the shooting.

“It kind of sounded like a backfire from a car,” Caballero said. “I was like, oh my gosh, that was a gunshot.”

Police say one minor was shot in the leg and is expected to be okay.

The whole ordeal set off a code red for the Wakefield elementary, middle and high schools next door.

Wake County Public Schools have a color-coded emergency system, red for an immediate threat, yellow for a community threat like a bank robbery or chase nearby and green for when it’s all clear.

Monday’s code red lasted ten minutes. District spokesperson Lisa Luten said “It takes a couple of minutes to prep a message to parents. We got the alert that the lockdown was about to be lifted a couple of minutes into the lockdown — so we didn’t want to send parents a message that the school was locked down, and then by the time the parents got the message a couple minutes later, that information is out of date.”

While schools sent out emails after the fact, some parents say they want to see faster communication about where a threat is in the moment, no matter the length of the lockdown.

“I’m glad that they locked down the schools for how they did to at least try and protect, but again, I wish they provided more information as to what was going on,” mother Anna Caballero Hassan said.

In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Wake County Public Schools held community meetings outlining their safety plan over the summer.

The security director, Russ Smith, said the district currently has 76 School Resource Officers – one for every high school and middle school – but only elementary schools in Apex and Holly Springs have SRO’s assigned.