Brush High School Placed on Brief Lockdown Because of Alleged Weapon

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LYNDHURST, OHIO (WOIO) - Brush High School was on lockdown Thursday morning because an alleged weapon may have been stolen from the home of a student.

As a precautionary measure, students who may have been in contact with the home were searched. It was determined that no weapon was present at the school. The school is no longer on lockdown.

At 10:30AM, the South Euclid Police Department received a call from a parent who was concerned that her child may have stolen a weapon from the home. South Euclid Police then notified South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District security officials, who then promptly put the high school on lockdown.

The regular monthly security meeting with the South Euclid and Lyndhurst police and fire chiefs was occurring at Brush High School at the time of the incident.

"We are proactively working with both police departments and Brush security officers. Parents and the rest of the community can rest assure that the situation is under control and that student safety is our number one priority," said Superintendent Dr. William Zelei. "The school day will proceed as normal."

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