Youngstown police investigate social media posts at Chaney, Choffin


YOUNGSTOWN — Police and school security today investigated social media posts directed at Chaney High School and the Choffin Career and Technical Center.

Police Chief Robin Lees said Chaney was on a “soft lockdown” for a brief time this morning but the lockdown has been lifted. He said the person from Chaney has been taken to the department’s Family Investigative Services Unit for questioning.

Lees did not have word on the disposition of anyone at Choffin but there is no longer a threat there, Lees added.

Both of the schools were the subject of questionable social media posts.

School spokeswoman Denise Dick said threats of violence were determined to be unfounded, but extra security was available this morning. Everything is back to normal.

William Morvay, in charge of security for the schools, said the Chaney student who was questioned was released after it was determined his post was not threatening and officers are continuing to question the student who made a social media post about Choffin.

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