(Chagrin Falls) - A student's threat has lead to Chagrin Falls high school and middle school being evacuated.
Police Chief Jim Brosius tells Channel 3 News, a student walked into school with a backpack and told administrators he had explosives inside.
The two schools are adjoined on the East Washington Street campus.
Officers have the 18-year-old student in custody.
The district has canceled all the rest of the events for Friday. That includes the opening night performance tonight of the Chagrin Academy production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
CFHS Superintendent Robert Hunt released this statement:
Attention Chagrin Falls Parents: At 10 a.m. this morning it was reported to me that a bomb threat had been made on the 7-12 campus. At that time the decision was made to evacuate all students and staff to Harris Stadium for precautionary reasons.
Currently, all students are enjoying the spring fest activities already scheduled in the stadium. A picnic lunch for high school students had already been planned and now will include our middle school students. This will be served at the stadium.
Police are presently investigating threats that have been made to the school. Obviously, the safety and security of our students is our first priority. At this time, we ask that you do not come to the 7-12 campus to allow our safety forces to conduct their work. We will continue to update parents periodically throughout the day via this phone system and our web site.
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