Lockdowns lifted at 4 Lorain schools after ‘possible threat;’ high school students sent home early

Lockdowns lifted at 4 Lorain schools after ‘possible threat;’ high school students sent home early

LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Officials said four Lorain schools were placed on lockdown earlier while police investigated a possible threat in the area.

A threat outside of the Lorain High School triggered the lockdowns on Thursday morning, police said.

The high school, as well as Frank Jacinto Elementary, General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, and Washington Elementary, were impacted by lockdowns forsafety precaution.

Please be advised that GJW, Jacinto and Washington Elementary are currently placed on a LEVEL 1 LOCKDOWN due to the...

Posted by The Official Lorain City Schools FaceBook Page on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Exterior doors and windows were secured while police conducted the investigation.

According to the school district, high school students were released one classroom at a time and sent home early.

UPDATE: Lorain High School will release scholars, classroom by classroom, beginning at noon. ALL scholars will be escorted out of the building, through the cafeteria doors.

Posted by The Official Lorain City Schools FaceBook Page on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Police eventually declared that the lockdowns were lifted at noon.

All extracurricular activities at the high school were canceled on Thursday.

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