Lockdown at Choffin


Choffin Career and Technical Center was under a brief lockdown after an incident Thursday that turned physical in the parking lot.

Denise Dick, Youngstown City Schools spokeswoman, said a student and teacher were moving equipment outside when they were approached by what they said was an intoxicated stranger.

The stranger got into a physical altercation with the teacher when another passer-by joined in. The student stepped in to try and stop the altercation and was punched in the mouth by the second stranger, Dick said. The fight was broken up by another faculty member.

The first stranger to initiate the fight is in police custody, and police were looking for the second man who struck the student.

There also was a brief lockdown at Chaney High after two students reported seeing a gun in another student’s backpack. But Dick said the students changed their story and an investigation revealed there was no gun.

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