UPDATE: District Lifts Lockdown After Morning Fight Between Students

Officers with the Jamestown Police Department are pictured outside Jamestown High School on Wednesday after a fight was reported inside. The school went into an emergency lockdown as a result. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

A fight between several students inside Jamestown High School prompted an emergency lockdown Wednesday.

Jamestown police were called to the East Second Street high school at about 10:30 a.m. for the reported fight inside the building. Officers assisted school security, and “several juvenile subjects who were actively involved in the fight” were held, police said in a news release.

No one was injured in the incident.

Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department told The Post-Journal that two students had been detained, and noted that surveillance video from the high school would be reviewed. He said charges as the result of the fight are pending further investigation.

A heavy police presence was visible outside the school for about an hour after officers were first called. At least two people could be seen sitting in the back of a police cruiser.

The school district announced around 12:20 p.m. that the lockdown had been lifted. In a statement posted to social media, officials said: “The lockdown was activated for the safety of our students as a precautionary measure for a student fight. We want to assure parents and families that all JHS students are safe and we will continue to keep you informed.”


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