Update: Cuyahoga Falls High School on ‘place and secure’ status; police say there is ‘no viable threat’

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Cuyahoga Falls High School has been put on a “place and secure” status, according to an AlertNow phone message to parents from Cuyahoga Falls High School administrative principal Anne Alfano at about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Students are being kept in the classroom, the message said. School officials are in contact with police, who believe there is no immediate threat, according to Alfano’s message.

“It’s just in response to some rumors and stuff going around,” said Falls Police Capt. Jack Davis to the Falls News-Press. “There’s been no viable threat or anything reported. It’s snippets of … kids talking that is just kind of causing everybody to be nervous … I think everybody’s on edge from Friday’s events.”

Davis said officers went to the building earlier today to meet with Alfano, and added patrols have been increased around all of the school buildings.

In an Alert Now phone message issued at 1:15 p.m., district superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols re-emphasized that the district was on a “place and secure” status.

“We are being inundated with calls relative to rumors about Cuyahoga Falls High School,” said Nichols. “The high school is on ‘place and secure’ … there are no hall passes being written. The high school is not, I repeat, not on lockdown, as it has been rumored. We hope this message helps with your peace of mind and your understanding of the situation.”

Watch www.fallsnewspress.com for updates.

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