Student used stolen key to access Springboro High School

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SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) — Springboro High School is closed Thursday as police officers search all school buildings.

Officers began the search after a staff member saw a student entering the high school around 1:15 a.m. Thursday. The staff member escorted the student out of the building.

A short time later, the student went back into the school carrying a folder. Staff escorted the student from the building a second time.

At that point, staff members contacted Springboro Police. Officers arrived and began searching school buildings.

As students began to arrive for the school day, they were held outside the school due to the search.

A short time later, school officials made the decision to close the school for the day in order for police to complete their search and investigation.

Springboro Community City Schools released a statement Thursday saying police had concluded their investigation and found no threat to the school.

The investigation revealed the student entered the high school with a key that was taken from an unknown staff member.

School officials say that key was only usable in the high school and did not allow access to any other buildings.

As a result of this, Springboro Schools is in the process of having all key locks at Springboro High School replaced, in order to ensure no copies were illegally made or that any incident similar to this can happen again.

School officials also said a fire alarm went off Thursday morning but this was due to a faulty sensor and is unrelated to the student’s entry into the building.

Springboro Schools said all extra-curricular activities scheduled for Thursday afternoon and evening will occur at their normal times.

Classes will resume Friday.

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