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Berea-Midpark High, Grindstone Elementary on lockdown after student shows possible weapon

Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 15:28:30-05

BEREA, Ohio — Berea-Midpark High School and Grindstone Elementary School were placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a student showed another student what appeared to be a weapon, district officials say.

At about 1:40 p.m., the high school administration received notification that there was an incident in the parking lot where one of our students was shown what appeared to be a weapon by another student, the district said.

As a precaution, the district placed both the high school and the elementary school on a soft lockdown, allowing classes to be conducted as normal.

The Berea Police Department is responding.

District officials say there is no threat to students and staff.