At approximately 2:10 p.m. on October 26th, Circleville Middle School and Circleville High School enacted lockdown procedures due to the pull of a hallway alarm. Immediately, students and staff went into lock down as they were trained to do so. CPD officers were immediately dispatched to the school to assist the school resource officer in response to the alarm. No threat was located.
Upon further investigation, with assistance from school officials, it was determined that the pull of the school’s lock down alarm was intentional in nature (as opposed to an accidental trip as was first reported) and a 16-year-old juvenile was taken into Circleville Police custody on a felony charge of inducing panic.