School Rethinking Security After Student Enters Campus After Hours

School Rethinking Security After Student Enters Campus After Hours

Students at Springboro High School in Springboro, Ohio, were sent home Thursday morning as police combed the building in response to an after-hours entry by a student.

Students at Springboro High School in Springboro, Ohio, were sent home Thursday morning as police combed the building in response to an after-hours entry by a student. The school is reexamining their security policies and changing their locks.

According to Springboro officials, a student entered the high school campus twice between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. District officials were notified of the entries at about 6 a.m.

“Initially students were told to not enter the building and stay in their cars,” said Scott Marshall, Public Information Coordinator with Springboro Schools. “After several minutes, it was decided that we wanted more time for the search, so we decided to close the school.”

Students were bussed back home, and the high school was thoroughly searched before being deemed safe.

“There was no forced entry. The student entered with a key,” Marshall said. “The student had a key that was taken from an unknown staff member.”

The student was carrying a folder when confronted by a janitor, not once but twice, the district said. It is unclear when police were notified; they may not have been contacted until the administration was notified hours later.

“As an administrative team, we should have been notified right away. In an instance like that, we want to act right away so that we can contact the police department and have the situation remedied right away,” Marshall said.

The student’s intentions and motives are unknown. Changes are being made to the district’s security in response.

“In order to ensure that no copies were made while the key was in the student’s possession, we are currently in the process of having all those hard-key locks replaced.”

It’s unclear whether the student will be charged.

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