LAKEWOOD, Ohio– Police and school officials are investigating a threat discovered at Lakewood High School.
Custodial staff found graffiti Friday evening that referenced the deadly 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. Lakewood City Schools Superintendent Jeff Patterson said they immediately notified the Lakewood Police Department.
Classes for Monday have not been canceled. In a letter posted on the district’s website, Patterson said officers will be at the high school and the two middle schools during the next few days.
“We take this threat very seriously and acknowledge the fears of our parents and students. However, we cannot let this kind of intimidation stop the important work of educating our students,” Patterson said.
He said the district has received several tips, but does not know who wrote the threat.
Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour security hotline at 216-227-5311.