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Reports of active shooter at Ottawa Hills High School were hoax

We have confirmed no students have been harmed as multiple police continue to investigate a situation at Ottawa Hills High School.

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Ottawa Hills Police Chief John Wenzlick says the report of a shooting at OH High School was a hoax but they had to take the threat seriously. There was no shooting and no one was hurt. School Superintendent Adam Fineske calls it “frustrating” as they are just trying to educate students.

On Friday, just before 8 o’clock in the morning, there were reports of an active shooter at the Ottawa Hills High School.

According to Toledo Fire & Rescue, an instant entrance was made inside the school by multiple law enforcement agencies once they had reacted to the incident.

According to those officials, nothing was discovered. The area was given the all-clear just a few minutes before 9 in the morning.

The statement made by Ottawa Hills Police Chief John Wenzlick stated that “every indication is that it was a bogus threat.”

In an email that was issued to the parents of students at Ottawa Hills, authorities stated that the elementary school would stay on lockdown and that students from the junior high and senior high would be moved to the gym at the elementary school.

At this time for precautionary reasons the elementary school remains on lockdown. All students are safe. No students are injured. Students from the Junior/Senior high are being escorted to the elementary school new gym. We are following directives from the police. The elementary school will continue to remain on lockdown. We will communicate more information as it becomes available.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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