LAKEWOOD, OHIO - Lakewood Police have confirmed that custodial staff discovered a graffiti threat against the school written in a bathroom stall.
Police say there will definitely be increased patrols Monday in the area, around the building and inside the school, throughout the whole day, before school and dismissal.
Right now this is an ongoing investigation, and the threat is “vague writing on a wall,” which is the way LPD described the threat to WKYC.
According to the LHS principal Keith Ahearn on the school's Facebook page, "the threat made reference to the Columbine shootings. "
Police have been taking calls from parents all day who are concerned. If parents wish to keep their child home from school Monday, it can be marked as an ‘excused’ absence. Classes will be held as usual.
Below is from Lakewood High School Facebook page post.
IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION REGARDING LHS:
On Friday night, the Lakewood High custodial staff discovered a graffiti threat against the school written in a bathroom stall. This threat was reported to the Lakewood Police Department and is being investigated. The safety of our students and school communities is our top priority. We ask that if you have any information regarding this threat or any information that you think might be helpful, please contact our anonymous 24-hour hotline at 216-227-5311. Classes will be held as normal on Monday, Sept. 19 and extra security provided by the Lakewood Police Department will be on campus.