Missing laptop sparks lock down rumors


By Cecilia Fox - [email protected]



WEST MILTON — A missing computer caused some confusion at Milton-Union Exempted Village schools on Wednesday, prompting rumors of a lock down.

“Calling it a lock down would be a mischaracterization,” Superintendent Brad Ritchey said.

He added that there was never any threat to students.

A school-issued computer turned up missing Wednesday and teachers were told to keep students in their classrooms while district technicians searched for the device, Ritchey said. The district attempted to match students with the computers they were assigned.

Ritchey said that technicians could tell that the device was turned on and on school grounds, but it has not yet been recovered. The West Milton Police Department has been called in to assist in the investigation.

Parents called the district after they were contacted by their children in school. The district then sent out a call to parents explaining the situation, Ritchey said.

Ritchey added that the district is dealing with a threat made by a student on Tuesday in an unrelated situation. That student was not in school on Wednesday.

By Cecilia Fox

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Reach Cecilia Fox at [email protected]

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