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LEETONIA–A social media put up prompted alarm shortly after midday Monday. Leetonia police acquired a name at 12:19 from an unnamed man about an armed adolescent within the lavatory of the Hazel Avenue Household Greenback.

Based on Leetonia Faculties Superintendent Dennis Dunham faculty administration additionally acquired related info from a scholar from a textual content circulating on the faculty a few weapon being contained in the constructing Monday.

Based on Police Chief Allen Haueter two calls originated from the identical incident. One name occurring at Household Greenback and the opposite coming from Leetonia Faculties.

“In the interim the college useful resource officer referred to as and needed me to return up there,” Haueter defined.

A dad or mum working on the Household Greenback despatched a textual content to a scholar in regards to the incident occurring at Household Greenback. The coed despatched the textual content to different college students who interpreted the textual content as occurring on the faculty.

Dunham defined college students had been in no hazard and the incident occurred elsewhere. The coed had despatched out the textual content telling others she was afraid.

“It was misinformation, falsehood however out of abundance of warning we did a lockdown till we may totally examine nevertheless it was nothing right here on the faculty,” Dunham stated.

“It turned out to be an entire hoax. It boiled over into the college,” Haueter stated.

He defined {that a} younger man who stays unnamed was rumored to be on the Household Greenback with a gun regardless of being at school on the time.

“He had no thought something was occurring,” Haueter identified.

The coed does have a pending courtroom case involving different adolescents in accordance with Haueter.

As quickly as faculty administration had been made conscious of the knowledge the constructing was put underneath a comfortable lockdown.

“Lecturers and college students would stay of their classroom. Nobody would come and go in or out of the constructing. We needed to ensure we investigated it totally,” Dunham stated.

Faculty administration got updates in 5 minute increments. Based on Dunham the state of affairs continues to be emotional when workers and college students are unaware of specifics.

“Definitely there’s feelings since you don’t know for positive what’s occurring,” Dunham stated. “Typically 5 minutes seems like fifty minutes.”

Dunham defined this was a case the place social media escalated a state of affairs unnecessarily. As quickly as faculty officers had been conscious of the state of affairs a district extensive textual content message alerting mother and father of the state of affairs was distributed.

“All of us speak in regards to the do’s and don’ts and the social protocols involving social media however on this case, once more; please suppose how a lot it impacts others while you hit ship,” Dunham famous.

Dunham offers recognition to workers and college students for his or her response.

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