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Lorain High School students dismissed due to threat; lockdown lifted at 3 other schools

Posted at 11:04 AM, Oct 10, 2019

LORAIN, Ohio — Students were dismissed from Lorain High School at noon Thursday after the school was placed on a Level 2 lockdown due to a possible threat. The lockdown was lifted at all Lorain City Schools after the dismissal.

All extra-curricular activities at the high school, including scheduled parent-teacher conferences, have been canceled, the district stated in a Facebook post.

The district said buses would be arriving at about 12:10 to 12:15 p.m. to take students home.

Four Lorain City Schools were placed on lockdown Thursday morning due to a possible threat reported outside the schools.

Lorain High School's Level 2 lockdown indicated a possible threat on the outside of a school building, according to a Facebook post from Lorain City Schools.

School officials have not specified what the threat is at this time.

During a Level 2 lockdown, doors and windows are to remain shut and no one is allowed to enter or leave the building.

Three other schools — General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, Frank Jacinto Elementary School and Washington Elementary — were on a Level 1 lockdown, indicating a possible threat in the area near the school building, according to tweets from the district. During a Level 1 lockdown, exterior doors and windows are to remain locked and no one is to enter or leave the building, but normal school operations continue.

News 5 will update this as more information becomes available.