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Men face charges for allegedly trespassing at Granger Elementary School


GRANGER TWP. — Two men were arrested on trespassing charges Monday afternoon after a Highland High School employee noticed them walking into a wooded area near Granger Elementary School.

“Highland High school contacted the Highland DARE school resource officer about a vehicle that had pulled into the lower lot (and) parked over on the south side of the parking lot by the wooded area,” Medina County sheriff’s Capt. David Centner said. “At about 3:50 p.m., both subjects were located in the woods to the west of the high school and taken into custody for trespassing.”

The sheriff’s office received the call at 3:13 p.m. and both afternoon patrol and the school’s resource officer responded, he said.

“They told the officers that they were checking out deer hunting locations. They were not armed and there were no threats made towards the school system,” Centner said.

In addition to Granger Elementary School, 3940 Ridge Road, Highland middle and high schools were placed on lockdown, Superintendent Catherine Aukerman said in a statement Monday.

In her statement, Aukerman thanked the sheriff’s office for its immediate response and the quick resolution.

The district lifted its lockdown at 4 p.m.

The names of the two men charged with trespassing were not immediately released.

Contact reporter Nathan Havenner at (330) 721-4050 or

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