Breaking News
More () »

3 Kent schools evacuated after man threatens to bring AK-47 rifle to Walls Elementary

An investigation into the incident is underway.
Credit: Kent Police Department/Facebook

KENT, Ohio — The Kent Police Department says a threat made against Walls Elementary School on Friday caused the evacuation of three buildings in the district. 

According to a release from police, at approximately 2:00 pm, a man called Walls Elementary School and threatened to bring an AK-47 rifle to the school.

 SUBSCRIBE: Get the day's top headlines sent to your inbox each weekday morning with the free 3News to GO! newsletter

In response to the threat, school administrators contacted the Kent Police Department. Officers arrived on scene and helped provide for the safe evacuation of students, faculty and staff at Walls School.  

In addition, three other schools in the district also took similar precautionary safety measures to clear their buildings. With the assistance of the Kent Police Department and the Kent State University Police Department, students, faculty, and staff were dismissed safely.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for more details as they become available. 

More Headlines:

Want to be among the first to know the most important local and national news? You can download the free WKYC app and get updates right on your phone: Android, Apple.

Before You Leave, Check This Out