Bay High School put on lockdown after police receive call about threats to shoot up school; threats were unfounded

Fake threat places school on lockdown

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (WOIO) - A scary scene broke out at Bay High School on Friday afternoon as the campus was placed on lockdown.

Bay High School put on lockdown after police receive call about threats to shoot up school; threats

According to Bay Village Police Chief Kathy Leasure, a call was made to law enforcement just before 1 p.m. by a male who reported an individual was in the school bathroom with guns and knives. The caller claimed that the individual in the bathroom threatened to shoot up school.

Bay High School placed on lockdown amid police activity on campus

Bay High School placed on lockdown amid police activity on campus

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Friday, January 29, 2021

Bay Village police officers and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers immediately responded to the school.

Officers searched the school room-by-room.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. school officials and police confirmed that “nothing credible has been found.”

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers told 19 News there are no reports of injuries.

Small groups of high school students were seen slowly coming out of the building around 2:30 p.m.

Bay High School police activity
Bay High School police activity (Source: WOIO)

Parents of Bay High School students were able to pick up their kids at Bay Presbyterian Church in the 25000 block of Lake Road.

Students are also being told not return for their cars or other personal belongings.

All other schools in Bay Village have been told to stay in place.

Transportation will be delayed and parents are asked not to come to the buildings.

Chief Leasure said the incident is still under investigation. She did not provide any additional information regarding the caller to 911.

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