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Chagrin Falls High School lockdown lifted after threat reported

Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 12:18:50-04

Chagrin Falls High School was placed on lockdown Friday morning after a threat was reported at the school.

According to authorities, students were told to remain in their classrooms while police conducted an investigation. Officials said everyone is safe and there is no active situation.

The mayor's office released the following statement:

There is a confirmed lock down at the Chagrin Falls High School out of precaution. A possible threat was made against a student in the school but police are on scene at this time and believe the threat to not be of substance. The school will be issuing a statement as soon as the lock down has been lifted.

Superintendent Robert Hunt said the lockdown was put in place after the school received a phone tip around 11 a.m.

The caller left a message on the school's safety hotline that said a student overheard a classmate threatening an act of violence.

"All students involved have been interviewed and there is nothing to substantiate the rumors.  Chagrin Falls and South Russell police have been extremely helpful and visible throughout this process," Hunt said.

The lockdown was lifted shortly thereafter.

Police will continue to have a presence at the school through the remainder of the day, Hunt said.

Chagrin Falls High School is located at 400 E Washington St.