UPDATE: Bullet Was Found At School Before Fire Alarm
Update posted Friday, February 7 at 7:05 a.m.:
The cause for police and firefighters showing up at the Three Rivers Educational Campus in Cleves Thursday morning was actually two-fold.
Eagle 99.3 was among the first to report that a heat sensor in the school’s kitchen triggered a fire alarm. That was the case, but school officials later said that a lone bullet was found in a Taylor High School wing bathroom Thursday morning, resulting in a lockdown of the campus.
Coincidentally, the fire alarm was sounded just minutes after that discovery.
“The campus was evacuated and the fire department was called. As a precautionary measure against the cold, the elementary students were brought to Charles T Young and secondary students were loaded on buses at the bus garage,” a school district statement said.
Both police and the Miami Township Fire Department inspected the campus before students from secondary school students were brought off of buses and back into school. The incident was discussed with the students upon their return to the building and then classes resumed normally for the rest of the day.
“Our students’ safety is our number one concern. We are happy there was no threat or fire and our students are OK,” said Head Principal Tom Bailey.
Update posted Thursday, February 6 at 11:28 a.m.:
According to a statement from Three Rivers Local Schools, the student evacuation was due to a fire alarm.
“The alarm was triggered due to a heat sensor in the kitchen. The fire department is here. Students will be brought back as soon as we get the all clear,” the statement read.
Elementary students are in the campus’ CT Young Elementary wing while secondary students are being kept on buses at the bus garage.
Original story posted Thursday, February 6 at 11:12 a.m.:
(Cleves, Oh.) – Police and firefighters are on the scene at Three Rivers Educational Campus in Cleves Thursday morning.
At around 10:30 a.m., an alarm was reported at the K-12 school on Cooper Avenue. The reason for the alarm was sounded has not been released by school officials.
Hamilton County 911 said that students are safe and will be returned to school soon.
While there was a report that students may be dismissed early, the 911 agency said Three Rivers Educational Campus is sticking to a normal dismissal time and procedure Thursday afternoon.
Eagle 99.3 will provide more information on this story as it is made available.
Want to ask them why they reported a lockdown in addition to the fire alarm? I have the voicemail as proof! That's what I want to know! I have a 2nd and 3rd grader at the school!
@JenniferStankorb They were on lockdown first because there was a bullet in the bathroom. Then immediately following that is when the fire alarm went off due to a heat sensor near the kitchen.