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Claims of school knife threat under investigation

Alleged knife threat at Kirtland High (Source: WOIO) Alleged knife threat at Kirtland High (Source: WOIO)
KIRTLAND, OH (WOIO) - Police in Kirtland are investigating a claim that a student brought a knife to Kirtland High School and threatened another student.

It's a case that could bring charges of aggravated menacing, carrying a concealed weapon and theft.
Multiple sources tell 19 Action News reporter Scott Taylor that detectives are looking at several students' involvement with the alleged threat, including student-athletes on the Kirtland High School baseball team.

The school resource officer was on campus when Principal Dr. Lynn Campbell told him a student may have used a knife to threaten another student.

The alleged incident happened at the high school on April 7. On Friday, Scott Taylor contacted Kirtland Local School District officials.

On Monday, officials sent out a letter warning parents of a possible incident, two weeks after the alleged incident.

In the letter to parents, the district says a troubling situation occurred at the school but never mentions a knife.

It does mention that a student threatened another student.

Superintendent Steve Barrett emailed 19 Action News on Monday night and said laws governing student privacy appropriately limit his ability to respond to our questions.

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