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No gun found at Bowsher High School after police respond to 911 call

Police checked each room one by one after a 911 call was made saying a student had a gun inside the school.

TOLEDO, Ohio — EDITOR'S NOTE: The attached video originally aired on Aug. 26, 2021.

Toledo police searched Bowsher High School in south Toledo Tuesday afternoon after receiving reports of a person inside with a gun, although no weapon was recovered.

According to a Toledo Public Schools spokesperson, a 911 call was made earlier in the day saying someone wearing all black had a gun in the school. Police checked each room and the school was placed on lockdown. Classes were let out one at a time at dismissal.

No weapons were found and no suspect was identified. 

TPS Deputy Superintendent Jim Gant released the following statement:

"Late today, Bowsher High School went on lockdown after 911 received an anonymous call about a possible gun in the school. No weapons were found after a thorough search of the school by Toledo Police and officers from the TPS Department of Public Safety.

No threats were made directly to any student or staff member and school dismissed on schedule.

As the safety of our students and staff members is the number one priority for Toledo Public Schools, anyone found to be connected with making false claims toward any TPS school or to be in possession of a weapon will face disciplinary action, which could include expulsion. Prosecution is also possible."

There have been several incidents this school year involving guns on the grounds of Toledo Public Schools. In August, a 16-year-old was found with a loaded ghost gun at Bowsher.