UPDATE | Police on scene after armed robbery at Taft school


YOUNGSTOWN — Detectives and Crime Lab personnel are on the scene after a teacher at Taft Elementary School on East Avondale Avenue was robbed at gunpoint about 6:40 a.m. today.

A police department spokesman said no one was injured in the robbery.

CEO Krish Mohip has been at the school since about 6:45 a.m. He brought in three counselors to talk to both students and teachers. The teacher wasn't hurt but was sent home because she was shaken up, he said.

"We really want our kids to know this is a safe place," Mohip said. "This was an isolated incident."

Mohip said the school district is working with the police department.

Beginning immediately, Taft will have additional personnel onsite before, during, and after school for extended hours. These practices will continue until such time that the Youngstown Police Department advise Mohip that the current threat has subsided,

“During the coming days, the school district will be evaluating long-term practices and procedures. Our team of law enforcement, administrators, and staff will convene to examine each practice and make changes where necessary,” said Mohip.

“We are proud of the partnership we have with law enforcement in our community, these partnerships are vital in our continued efforts to keep our staff and students safe.”

“Our Youngstown City School District community is strong! We are vigilant in our commitment to providing our children a safe and inviting environment for learning and growth.”

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