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Police confirm lockdown at East High School on Thursday

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Police Department confirmed that a lockdown took place Thursday after school hours at East High School.

A police supervisor said there was an “altercation” at the school, but it was over. It was about 3:35 p.m. at the time of the statement. No other details were provided, but Youngstown Schools spokeswoman Stacy Quinones said the situation was addressed promptly and everyone is safe.

“The well being of our scholars and staff is always a top priority. We are grateful to the local authorities and are working with them to take appropriate action,” Quinones said.

When a reporter arrived at the school at about 3:30 p.m., a few students were leaving the building’s parking lot entrance under the supervision of school officials.

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