Claims of school knife threat under investigation

Claims of school knife threat under investigation

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


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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