Lockdown lifted at Akron's Ellet High School

Lockdown lifted at Akron's Ellet High School

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - An Akron high school has been taken off lockdown after police investigated a report that a student had a gun on campus.

Ellet High School on Woolfe Ave. was placed on lockdown status around 10: 30.

The lockdown was lifted about 45 minutes later and officials announced that the students and staff are safe. The student with the weapon was removed by Akron police and is currently in custody.

Akron Public Schools sent the following letter to parents.

Dear Ellet High School Parent or Guardian:

This morning---and following a tip from a staff member at Ellet High School--- Akron Public Schools security and Akron police resource officers discovered a student with a gun.

APS put the school into Safe School Watch and locked the building from 10:35 until 11:20. Within five minutes of locking the school, officers confronted the student and recovered the weapon without incident. 

Learning was uninterrupted during the time the building was locked.

APS continues to ask for your help and support in encouraging students to let us know if they ever hear any student might be involved in something that could pose a security concern at our schools.

Our thanks to the Akron Police Department for its hard work every day.  We work closely with law enforcement on procedures and plans to maintain safety in our schools for students and staff. 

The student is in the custody of Akron Police. 

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