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Police: Threats unfounded at Cloverleaf High School

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Two separate threats made by Cloverleaf High School students Thursday were determined to be not credible, according to a statement Thursday on the district’s website.

Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said he was made aware of the threats at about 1 p.m.

“We immediately contacted the Medina County Sheriff’s Office and did assessments of the threats and worked collaboratively,” Kubilus said.

He said district parents were informed of the situation through a phone message that also said there would be an increased law enforcement presence on the Cloverleaf campus for the remainder of the school day.

“The reason for that was just peace of mind,” Kubilus said. “This is a very difficult time for school districts across the nation. We are all on high alert.”

Kubilus said he plans to discuss the district’s safety and security policies in executive session during Monday’s board of education meeting.

Security is a topic of discussion at public schools across Medina County.

Highland Schools spokesperson Dawn Marzano said the school board will hold a special executive session Saturday to discuss district safety.

“I think in light of everything that has happened nationally, and even here on a local level, they just really want to get together and make sure they are all on the same page, and maybe even discuss ways to improve some of the safety measures and protocols,” Marzano said.

In Wadsworth, a joint meeting hosted by Wadsworth Schools and the Wadsworth Police Department is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 5 at the James R. Mcllvaine Performing Arts Center, 625 Broad St.

The meeting will provide an overview of the district’s safety and security policies, as well as preventive education programs available to students. It also will be an opportunity for community members to share their thoughts and concerns.

The Medina Board of Education reviewed its safety policies at its meeting Tuesday.

On Feb. 14, a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people. Since then, students have been lobbying for new gun restrictions, and Wednesday met with President Donald Trump at the White House.

Contact reporter Nathan Havenner at (330) 721-4050 or nhavenner@medina-gazette.com.



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