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SHS lockdown cleared

Register • Apr 21, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Update, 4:45 p.m. —

Police searched the hallways and perimeter of Sandusky High School this afternoon after an individual reported a man with two briefcases containing explosives was in the school's parking lot, officials said.

They've yet to find the alleged suspect.

The high school office received a call about the man at about 2:55 p.m., prompting district officials to call police and place the building on lockdown, superintendent Eugene Sanders said.

After a thorough, but fruitless search, all students were safely dismissed from the school at about 3:15 p.m.

Shortly after, the Erie County Sheriff's Office received a call reporting the same suspect was now at a park on East Oldgate Road, near Remington Avenue, attempting to sell explosives from his briefcases.

Police and deputies responded to the area and by 4:30 p.m. still couldn't find anyone matching the suspect's description: a Hispanic man, in a dark trench coat, carrying two briefcases.

Sandusky Schools officials and law enforcement are attempting to track the phone numbers of the two callers, Sandusky police Chief John Orzech said.

Anyone with information should call Sandusky police at 419-627-5863.

Pick up a copy of tomorrow's Register for more details.

Original post, 3:30 p.m. —

Police searched hallways at Sandusky High School this afternoon and the building went on lockdown after an alleged threat was made. 

But as of 3:30 p.m. no suspect or threatening person was found to be at the school. 

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