Tri-Village News

Grandview schools locked down after nearby armed robbery

All three schools in the Grandview Heights City School District were placed on lockdown for about 70 minutes this morning, March 5, after an armed robbery occurred in Columbus.

The Grandview Heights Police Department notified the district about 10:23 a.m. that an armed robbery occurred at a business in the 1500 block of West Third Avenue. Two suspects wearing red sweatshirts robbed the business at gunpoint, Grandview police officer Drew Brubaker said.

Stevenson Elementary, Edison Intermediate/Larry Larson Middle School and Grandview Heights High School were placed on lockdown within three minutes of the report. All exterior doors and interior classroom doors were secured.

Grandview police assisted Columbus police in searching the area for the suspects, but they had not been located after an hour and are believed to have fled the vicinity, Brubaker said.

The school lockdowns were lifted about 11:40 a.m. after police notified the district it was safe for the buildings to return to normal, he said.

The district notified parents of the lockdown and its cancellation through email blasts.