ODESSA - Some scary moments at Sam Houston Elementary in Odessa on Tuesday morning.
The school sheltered in place for about 20 minutes.
School officials say it's all because a man who lives near the school was in his yard, holding a knife and yelling towards the school.
A coach took the kids inside and called the police.
When police arrived, the man had already fled the scene.
However, the shelter in place was rescinded and ECISD Police patrolled the area for the rest of the day.