Police Called to Shaker Heights Middle School

Following a possible weapon in the building, police are called


Nikolai Ewing

Police cars at the middle school in response to the lockdown

Shaker Heights Middle School was put into lockdown yesterday following a report of a possible weapon in the building. The lockdown was lifted at 2:39 after no weapon was found. 

The district sent a text message to alert parents, faculty and other students of the lockdown. The text message stated, “SMS in a lockdown following report of a possible weapon.” 

“I was petrified,” eighth grade parent Gigi Harrison said.

In an email sent to Shaker families later that afternoon, Dr. David Glasner, superintendent wrote, “The Middle School was placed in lockdown today following a report of a possible BB gun.” After a primary investigation, the school’s administration determined to put the building into lockdown. 

Glasner included in that same email that no weapon has been found on the Middle School’s campus. The matter is still under investigation.

“I was kind of scared because after a while, it felt real,” said eighth grader Tilly Spadoni.

The Shaker Heights Police Department was called to investigate the incident, and The Shakerite has requested a police report for the incident. 

“Everybody was kind of just on edge and really nervous,” an eighth grader who wished to remain anonymous said. 

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