|Eastwood HS moves to 'limited lockdown'|
|Written by Sentinel Staff|
|Friday, 08 March 2013 13:11|
PEMBERVILLE – A “limited lockdown” has been imposed for the rest of the day at Eastwood High School after ammunition was found in a school bathroom.
The lockdown was modified at about 11:30 a.m.
“They’re back on their class schedules and nothing was found other than the original bullets from this morning,” said Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.
Superintendent Brent Welker confirmed this morning that the school was put on lockdown and that multiple deputies were dispatched to the scene.
“Before school today a kid found some ammunition in a bathroom,” said Welker. “So as a precaution we put the building on lockdown, called law enforcement,” and the building was searched.
The Sheriff’s Office said that a School Resource Officer was on-scene and contacted his superiors after the ammunition was found in a boys’ restroom, around 8 a.m.
Wasylyshyn said that the Wood County Special Response Team was not dispatched to the scene, and that there were “quite a few” deputies there to assist in the search of lockers and bookbags for any possible weapons.
Welker could not identify the kind of ammunition found, or the amount, saying it “was several pieces of ammunition.” He also could not comment on where in the bathroom the bullets were found, citing the continuing investigation.
The “limited lockdown” permitted student movement between classes. Deputies were expected to remain at the school for the rest of the day.
Welker indicated that some parents did come to the school to take their children home.
“We’ve allowed parents to come pick their kids up if they feel the need to do that. We’re being very flexible with everybody today.”
He said that they did not yet have any information as to who had put the bullets in the bathroom.
Given recent national events, he said the district is in “a heightened state of awareness.”
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