Cuyahoga Falls High School on 'place and secure' status; police say there is 'no viable threat'

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Cuyahoga Falls High School was put on a "place and secure" status, according to an AlertNow phone message to parents from Cuyahoga Falls High School administrative principal Anne Alfano at about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

"There's been no viable threat or anything reported. It's snippets of … kids talking that is just kind of causing everybody to be nervous … I think everybody's on edge from Friday's events," said Falls Police Capt. Jack Davis.

Davis said officers went to the building on Monday to meet with Alfano, and added patrols have been increased around all of the school buildings.

In an Alert Now phone message, district superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols re-emphasized that the district was on a "place and secure" status.

"We are being inundated with calls relative to rumors about Cuyahoga Falls High School," said Nichols. "The high school is on 'place and secure' … there are no hall passes being written. The high school is not, I repeat, not on lockdown, as it has been rumored. We hope this message helps with your peace of mind and your understanding of the situation.

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