CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Parents across Northeast Ohio were on high alert Friday due to multiple lockdown situations.
At least five new incidents were reported Friday throughout the afternoon.
Cloverleaf Middle School in Medina County had Sheriff’s Deputies at all schools Friday morning searching students and belongings after a gun threat message, written in graffiti, was discovered inside the middle school. A reverse call was sent to all parents Thursday evening.
Friday afternoon, bullets were discovered at Memorial Junior High School promoting an immediate lockdown and investigation in Cuyahoga County. Garfield Heights Middle School was on lockdown around 12:45 p.m. for an unknown threat, police refused to comment. Students were all sent home by 2 p.m.
In Lorain County, a BB-style gun was confiscated from a student at North Ridgeville Middle School during morning classes. North Ridgeville Police filled out a report and the student was released to his parents.
Further south, Springfield High School students in Summit County were sent home due to a bomb threat this afternoon. And later that afternoon officers responded to Springhill Jr. High after a student reportedly found a note that said “Springhill is next at 12:00 be warned now.” An investigation into the incident discovered that the student that turned in the note was in fact the person who wrote it. The threat was a hoax and no children or staff were ever in any danger. The 12 year old student was arrested and charged with inducing panic. This arrest is not connected to the earlier threat at Springfield High School.
More than a dozen threats and lockdowns have happened this week due to the shooting rampage at Chardon High School Monday morning. Five students were shot, three were killed, and one suspect has been arrested.
Shooting suspect TJ Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault.
Parents acrossed Northeast Ohio must be relieved that the school week is over. For the rest of the weekend, their children are safe and sound and don’t have to worry about getting a “lockdown” notice at their kid’s school.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News