Friday, 09 November 2018 10:28

UPDATE: Two Students in Custody, Ravenna HS Safe Featured

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A report from the Record Courier is that two students, one from the Ravenna School District and another from a nearby district, are in custody in connection to Friday morning's lockdown at Ravenna High School. 

Superintendent Dennis Honkala confirmed to the paper that there were no guns involved in the lockdown, adding that a Ravenna High School student saw an unspecified threat that was posted to Snap Chat Thursday night, and first thing Friday morning, reported that threat to the school resource officer. That officer then tracked down the student that allegedly made the threat and found that student with the student from the other district. 


The lockdown at Ravenna High School has been lifted, and all students and staff are reported safe. 

Earlier Friday morning, around 8:30 a.m. the school was placed on lockdown due to an unspecified threat. Several law enforcement officers responded to the school, including Ravenna Police, Portage County Sheriff's deputies, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kent Police and Kent State University Police. Students were reported beeing seen leaving the school around 10 a.m. as parents were outside of the school waiting for their children. 

WKYC-TV spoke with several students and parents regarding the situation. 

There are unconfirmed reports that students from another school were on the Ravenna High School campus and placed under arrest after threats of a shooting at the school. Law enforcement, as of noon Friday, had not yet confirmed that. 

Below is an update posted to the Ravenna Schools Facebook page just before 11 a.m. Friday morning: 

All clear, Ravenna High School is out of lock down.

The Ravenna Police Department has finished clearing the Ravenna High School building.

During this morning’s situation, no one was injured. Everyone was safe.

The school day will now proceed as usual.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

We would like to thank the Ravenna Police Department and everyone who supports our community and schools.



Ravenna High School was placed on lockdown earlier Friday morning after an incident, though the details are unclear. 

See the message that was posted to the Ravenna School District's Facebook page from Superintendent of Ravenna Schools Dennis Honkala below: 

As some of you may be aware, this morning there was a situation at Ravenna High School that required us to lean on our training and conduct a lockdown for students and staff.

No one was injured. No one is in danger.

The police are in the process of clearing the building. As soon as we are able, we will send out an All Call with an update as well as update everyone here on Facebook.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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