Dayton Schools: ‘No need for emergency plan after student stabbing’

DAYTON, Ohio  (WDTN) – A Dayton Schools spokeswoman told 2 NEWS Investigates that Cleveland Elementary was not locked down after a stabbing there Thursday and students were not evacuated.

So, we asked if all safety procedures were followed.

Dispatcher: “911, where is the emergency?”

911 Caller: “Yeah. Cleveland Pre K-6 Elementary School.”

The location of this 911 emergency is enough to get any parent’s heart pounding.

According to the call, a child was stabbed by a fellow student with an item that looked like a crochet hook during gym class.

Police were dispatched and homicide detectives even showed up because the event happened at the school.

We called Dayton Schools Spokesperson, Jill Moberley, who was not able to do an on-camera interview.

She did confirm to me students were not evacuated, there was no lock down issued and parents were not immediately notified.

We asked her why.

She said the situation was contained quickly and the student didn’t leave the gym area where the stabbing occurred, so they did not need to enact their emergency plan.

She says it was an isolated incident and all procedures were followed.

The student who was injured went to the hospital and was later released.

Moberley did not comment further on the situation, except to say the school and police are investigating– and the district will take a look at safety procedures, which she says is typical after these situations.

Moberley told us a letter will be sent home to parents about the situation. 2 NEWS Investigates also talked with the Dayton Police Department. They tell us the incident happened while students were doing sit-ups in gym class. They say the juvenile was not incarcerated.
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