Lockdown at Shawnee High School, Middle School lifted following phone threat

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Shawnee High School and Middle School were on lockdown for most of the afternoon Wednesday as authorities investigated a threatening phone call made to the schools.

Possum, Reid, and Rockaway Schools were not allowing anyone to enter or exit the building during the investigation, according to the Clark-Shawnee School District’s website.

“The safety of our students and staff is our top priority and we are working diligently to ensure every student and staff member is safe,” said a statement on the website.

Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office made a thorough search of the area but did not find anything abnormal.

Around 3 p.m., Superintendent Brian Kuhn posted an alert saying that middle and high school students who ride the bus were being dismissed and departing the school.

Parents who pick their children up are now able to come to the school and retrieve their students.

After parent pick-ups are complete, student drivers and their passengers will be dismissed.

Elementary schools dismissed at their normal time.

Latchkey will be open throughout the evening Wednesday for those who need it.

All evening activities have been canceled.

An investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at (937) 328-2560.

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