MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — Highland High School in Medina County was placed into lockdown on Tuesday morning after a bomb threat was called in. Although law enforcement believed that it was not a credible threat, students were sent home "out of an abundance of caution."
According to the district's Facebook page, the threat was received at approximately 9:00 a.m. A Medina County Sheriff's Deputy on duty spoke with the caller before it was decided to place the building into a soft lockdown while the threat was assessed.
While students at the high school have been sent home, all other Highland buildings remain open.
You can read the letter from the district below:
Dear Highland Families,
At approximately 9 a.m., a bomb threat was called into Highland High School. A Medina County Sheriff Deputy was on duty at the school and subsequently spoke with the caller. The school building was immediately placed into a soft lockdown by law enforcement while the threat was assessed. Law enforcement believes the caller is the same individual who has placed multiple swatting calls throughout the county and that this is not a credible threat. However, to conduct a complete and throughout search of the high school, and out of an abundance of caution, law enforcement has directed the district to dismiss the high school students. Buses are currently at the high school to transport students home. Parent pick-up is also be coordinated.
At this time, all other Highland buildings remain open.
The superintendent used the district’s all-call system to alert families of the current situation. We will issue more information as it becomes available.