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Euclid High School to reopen Wednesday following investigation into alleged threat

The district says the student who made the remark had "no intent" to harm anyone.
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EUCLID, Ohio — Officials in Euclid say its high school will be open as normal Wednesday after an alleged threat made by a student forced its closure for one day.

Interim Superintendent Christopher Papouras confirmed a statement was made after school on Monday that "threatened the safety and security of our students and staff. Police were called and the district decided to shut down the school and all activities on Tuesday, saying the decision "was not difficult."

According to Papouras, the student admitted to making the remark. However, it has been determined that "there was no intent" on the part of the juvenile to harm anyone associated with the school.

The district will be reviewing its policies to determine if any action will be taken against the student. However, they will also offer "the appropriate support" for the individual in question.

Papouras encouraged anyone with concerns about threats or possible violence to utilize the Euclid City School District's Safe Line at (216) 797-6998. He added:

"We are thankful to Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer and the Euclid Police Department for making this investigation a priority, and for the swiftness with which they were able to bring resolution to a very sensitive incident.  This event serves as a reminder to our students to notify an adult of potential concerns within our school district."