Bedford High School goes remote following fights and threats

Bedford City School District did not say exactly when these fights happened.
Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 4:58 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT
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Bedford, Ohio (WOIO) - Bedford High School students will be spending the beginning of the school week at home in response to fights and threats among students.

According to the district, “The Bedford City School District Administration decided to move high school students to remote learning through Wednesday in response to recent fights and threats of violence among students. Several students face discipline as a result of those skirmishes.”

The district says they will be assessing and revamping safety and security protocols over the next few days, rules that will be implemented by the time students are back on Wednesday. The district said that the move to virtual was done to keep their kids safe. It is unknown if this will be extended beyond Wednesday.

The decision to switch to remote learning comes just days after an arrest was made following the Bedford High School football game on Friday. According to police, officers were patrolling at the game after multiple threats were made about a large fight or shooting that was going to happen. 20-year-old Bryce Edward-Cayson was kicked out of the game for trying to fight other people. Once removed, Edward-Cayson was waiting across the street for the game to end, and when officers detained him, they found a firearm that he placed on the ground before speaking with police.

Edward-Cayson faces a charge of illegal possession of a firearm at a school. He was arraigned in Bedford Municipal Court and faces up to a year in prison if convicted.

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