BEDFORD, Ohio — Bedford High School is going all-remote for at least the next two days, but unlike similar situations during the past year, this has nothing to do with the ongoing pandemic.
Instead, the district has decided to hold all classes online through Wednesday following "recent fights and threats of violence among students." While officials would not specify the exact nature of these incidents, "several students" are currently facing discipline.
"The decision to move the high school to virtual learning temporarily was not made lightly, but we must make the safety and security of our students and staff a top priority," the administration said in a statement.
District leaders will take the next few days to look over the high school's safety protocols and implement enhancements when needed. Students will be required to abide by these upgraded measures upon return or face discipline.
“I definitely think it’s a factor we had students that were out for some time and some that never returned certainly that has impact on the students reintegrating," says Bedford Superintendent Andrea Celico. "And if we want to stop additional fights and conflicts in schools we don't want to put kids back in remote learning”
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