Schools enter lockdowns as police chase teen

Sandusky Central Catholic School and the Regional Center for Advanced Academic Studies entered precautionary lockdowns Wednesday afternoon, as local law enforcement chased a teen fleeing from nearby Compass Academy.
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 20, 2014


Erie County deputy Keith Bodi and Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Matt Majoy arrested the boy, 13, in the Sandusky Central Catholic School playground at about 12:45 p.m., according to Bodi’s initial incident report.

He was not carrying any weapons, Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said.

The boy ran from Compass Academy, housed at the old Adams Junior High School building, after Bodi, the school’s resource officer, confronted him, according to the report. The boy allegedly refused to complete his schoolwork and swore at his teacher. When escorted out of class, he fled from the building and headed southwest, Sigsworth said.

Officers first found him in the backyard of a Jackson Street home, but he evaded their pursuit and ran toward the school. Once they apprehended the boy, they charged him with disorderly conduct, inducing panic, obstructing official business, criminal trespass and unruly child, according to the report.

Sandusky police also assisted at the scene, Sigsworth said.



Compass Academy doesn't sound like a place for overachievers. Must be the name of the school for troubled youth. But, why would a county deputy and highway patrol be involved? Are they the resource officers?

And on a side note, how sad is it that we worry about a 13 year old with weapons? We better fix our society before it just crashes down.


Just another school your so highly privileged spoiled gets would never go since its a charter school and your entitled kids are above that.



I bet it was a sight. I wonder how many squad cars were there? It's a wonder Perkins wasn't there. Maybe they were.


Compass Academy is basically the school where kids are sent when they've been expelled from which ever school they would typically attend. They have a program they have to complete in various level in order to be able to "graduate" from Compass but it takes a long time to acheive this step. There's an officer at the front door when the kids come in and if I remember correctly from when I've picked a child up - a child I was watching for a short time - the officer is in the school the entire day just in case of an emergency but the doors lock and anyone wanting in has to be "buzzed" in by the office after giving them information as to why you're there but then you have to go to the office or someone comes looking for you.

It's not really a school for "entitled kids" or "highly privileged spoiled" ones either. Well other than these kids sometimes know they don't always have to do much there either if they really don't want to, it's up to them if they want to "graduate" out of Compass.


Most schools in the area now have locked doors and visitors have to be buzzed in and report to the office. That has nothing to do with the type of students. It is for security reasons to protect students and staff from a dangerous stranger. Also, many schools have a resource police officer in their buildings all day. Again, just for their protection, and also to develop good relationships between the kids and the police.


Agreed. Gibsonburg Schools you need to be buzzed in. We do not have an officer in the school all day, but one is there once a day for a walk thru and interacts with the kids. The security that is being talked about at this one school in particular is the security that is being implemented at many schools across the nation. So to imply it is just for this particular school is not true.


I wonder if a 13 year old would really run into a school in session, while running from authorities.


the term "compass" leads me to believe this school is working to give these kids some source of "direction" in their lives. If he already is having trouble in his life, at least these teachers are trying to give him some sort of direction as it is. It's pretty obvious he is having more than a bad day here and doesn't want to fit into what he needs to do to make a better life for himself. Where was he before he came to "Compass" and what is his life like outside the school? Do his parents care about who his friends are and where he goes at night? Just asking questions here? It doesn't sound like this kid has any kind of structure to his life outside the ones he is getting at Compass and he cannot relate.

It never ceases to amaze me that we expect the police and the schools to do all are child rearing for us any more. The parents of these kids expect it all done by cops and teachers any more while they go about living their own lives doing heaven knows what because they haven't done any child rearing when these kids where small. Why don't we make THEM responsible for the kids actions instead of just the kid????


They charged him with _disorderly conduct_, _inducing panic_, _obstructing official business_, _criminal trespass_ and _unruly child_.

Five charges and 2 police officers plus assistance from the SPD! All this because he didn't do his homework! This is our system at work! They're going to put him where he belongs, in the detention center, at 13 years old -- GIVE ME A BREAK!

We need cameras in the classroom! This stuff goes away!


He swore at the teacher and fled the building. That's what the charges are for - not failing to do his homework. I hope you're not his parent.


Definitely deserving! _Disorderly conduct_, _inducing panic_, _obstructing official business_, _criminal trespass_ and _unruly child_! Not!

People don't act, they react. What was the teacher's role in this episode? The student has rights too. For a kid to flee the school leads me to believe there is more to the story. If my memory serves me right the last incident I read about at Adams Jr High was when the music teacher shoved a kid up against the wall because his pants were falling down without a belt and the teacher got 30 days off with pay!

So don't tell me how bad the kid was.

We need cameras in the classroom, but I'm sure you would be against that too!


None of us knows the whole story, but we do know these charges weren't because he didn't do his homework. He certainly has no right to swear at a teacher or to flee the school. I would have no problems with cameras in the classroom.


Of course his actions weren't right but they don't warrant 5 charges and putting him in jail. This problem should have been handled within the school system not in the courts.

Could his swearing at the teacher and subsequent fleeing have been prevented had the teacher dealt with him in a different manner? The answer has to be yes.



So cameras are there to protect kids from teachers? Bet you that 99% of the problems are induced by the student.



You didn't read that link that I provided, did you?

I can't co-sign that 99% of the problems are induced by the student.


Give this time. Who was right or wrong? How many remember *hit teachers? (Some felt young girls up) Then there were the punks/bullies that teachers never noticed, who directed their malice towards other students.