Mohawk Jr./Sr. High students sent home after lockdown lifted

Published: Oct. 2, 2023 at 10:05 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2023 at 11:56 AM EDT
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SYCAMORE, Ohio (WTVG) - Mohawk Junior and Senior High students were sent home Monday after the school was placed on lockdown for a few hours when a faculty member heard a loud sound.

On the morning of Oct. 2, staff members at Mohawk Local Schools reported they heard a loud, unusual noise in the building. The school immediately went into a Level 3 lockdown and first responders were called.

MLS says the building remained on lockdown until Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched the building and gave the “all-clear” after determining there was no credible threat.

“Our first responders have determined that there is no immediate threat to our students and staff members. The sound that was heard and reported was found to be a student’s bicycle tube that exploded inside the building and echoed throughout the hallways,” said Mohawk Superintendent, Jeffrey Holbrook.

According to MLS, students were released to their appropriate family members following the district’s Reunification Plan.

“We have a process and procedures that we follow any time our school building needs to go on lockdown that ensures the safety and security of our students and staff,” said Holbrook. “I greatly appreciate the swift action from our first responders and our staff members who executed the plans we had in place. Working together, they kept everyone safe and calm.”

School will resume its normal scheduled on Oct. 3.

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