Grandview Heights police are investigating a threat of a school shooting that was found Tuesday, March 6, in a bathroom stall at Grandview Heights High School, 1587 W. Third Ave.
Officers responded to the school after students discovered the threat, which specifically referred to the date of March 20, 2018, according to police.
Students had attended an assembly earlier in the day to discuss ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), the active-shooter response model used by the district.
The threat was discovered soon after the presentation and students reportedly brought the threat to the attention of school officials, who contacted police.
The Grandview Heights City School District is a fully trained ALICE district. The training was completed with Grandview police by an ALICE-trained officer.
"This training includes an online, blended learning model through the ALICE program," Superintendent Andy Culp said. "Additionally, we had a day-long all-staff simulated training with the Grandview Heights Police Department to include varying threats and scenarios."
School staff were trained at the start of the school year and each building has facilitated multiple training sessions to include students, Culp said. The student training varies based on the grade
level of the students.
In its statement on the incident, the police department indicates that if it is determined who is responsible for the threat, that person will face criminal charges and prosecution.
Those with information about the incident are asked to call the police department at 614-488-7901.
The March 6 incident follows a January incident in which students reported their concerns about an alleged threat of violence against the high school.
Following an investigation, police determined there was no credible evidence that an actual threat had been made and closed their
After conducting numerous interviews, police concluded the January incident likely was a rumor that was blown out of proportion.