Ohio schools were placed on lockdown September 9th, after reports of an active shooter at Columbus high school. Police responded to Columbus Scioto 6-12 when a woman identified as an assistant principal called 9-1-1 while hiding in a closet. She reported that shots were being fired and was able to tell the dispatcher the suspect’s location.
“He’s in the main hallway… Right now he’s in front of the office. He’s firing shots.” -Woman identified as an assistant principal
The suspect, identified as student Adan Abdullahi, 18, was arrested and charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone, a second-degree felony. Abdullahi could also face other charges. Fortunately, a staff member at the school was able to talk the teen down and keep him calm until officers arrived. Thanks to here efforts and the quick response on local authorities no one was harmed. Abdullahi was apprehended without incident. A gun was recovered at the scene.
“Our officers did a superb job of rapidly responding, securing the scene, working with school officials and neighboring law enforcement agencies as well as getting students out of harm’s way and the suspect quickly into custody We are grateful that no one was injured and for the excellent cooperation throughout this incident from all involved” -Columbus Police Chief, Kim Jacobs
According to the school district, students attending Columbus Scioto have emotional, social or behavioral challenges. Classes for the school on Monday, but it will be open to provide grief counseling.