Oregon, OHIO (WTVG) - Oregon School leaders say rumors of a gun at the football game on Friday, September 13, is sparking security changes.
According to Oregon Police and the Oregon Schools Superintendent there were rumors that a student saw a gun or heard there was one at or near the stadium during the football game against Waite. Word spread quickly from the north end field to the stands causing chaos.
Multiple parents and school administrators say students, fans, even football players started quickly moving toward the front gate, others jumping over fencing to escape the stadium.
Police tell 13abc a gun was never found and it is unclear where the rumor started. No one was hurt and there were no arrests in the case. it is considered a false alarm but not one Superintendent Hal Gregory takes lightly.
Here is what fans can expect at this Friday's home game against Lima Senior and all other home football games moving forward:
-2 additional police officers, bringing the total number to 12 at each game
-all gates unlocked after the game begins
-lighting in the north end grass behind the end zone
-marker volunteers in the north end of the stadium
-all staff members communicating with 2-way radios
The Clay High School Principal says safety is the number one priority and he is encouraging everyone to pack the stadium this Friday night for the home game as the Eagles host Lima Senior.