Shots Fired in School Lot; District Responds

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LYNDHURST, Ohio — The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools released a statement Wednesday after shots were fired in the Brush High School parking lot Tuesday night.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. while a basketball game was underway in the gym.

No one was hurt.

The statement read:

“The swift action of district security officials and the City of Lyndhurst Police Department kept spectators safe and secure in response to gun shots that were fired in the parking lot last night following a boys varsity basketball game at Brush High School against visiting Garfield Heights High School. Already on the scene as part of the district’s security policy for such events, officials were able to promptly apprehend two male juveniles, and also to recover the suspected handgun. No known injuries have been reported and the suspects who were taken into custody have no affiliation with either school district participating in last night’s contest. School resumed under a normal schedule on Wednesday morning, and the matter is now under investigation and has been turned over to local law enforcement agencies.

 

“The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools would like to thank the City of Lyndhurst Police Department and the security staff at Brush High School for their timely response and for strictly following the district’s existing Emergency Action Plan protocol.”

 

Police also said five bullet casings were recovered at the scene.

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