Alleged Assault Leads To New Lexington Schools’ Lockdown

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UPDATE 5:00 P.M. An alleged assault and verbal threat reported by a grandfather against his grandson forced the lockdown of New Lexington City Schools Tuesday morning.

According to New Lexington police, the man filed the report around 9:30 a.m. and told officers he was concerned his grandson had access to firearms.

The alleged incident took place on Center Street.

The school superintendent ordered the lockdown as a matter of precaution.

The grandfather reported to police all the firearms were still secured and the schools were later released from their lockdown.

Police say they have a suspect and a description, but are not releasing that information at this time.

UPDATE 2:19 P.M. New Lexington City Schools students have been dismissed for the day following a lockdown that started late morning. 

Police responded to a situation down the street from the schools' Panther Drive location.

The superintendent order the lockdown out of precaution. 

Police are still not commenting on what forced the lockdown, only saying that it did not involve the schools.

New Lexington City Schools are locked down at this hour while police respond to an incident in the area.

According to police, the incident does not involve the schools, nor did they say if it poses a threat to the public.

The school assumed a lockdown procedure at 11:30 a.m.

The schools' superintendent says the schools are locked down out of precaution.

The alleged incident is happening down the road from the schools' Panther Drive location.

WOUB News will update with details as they become available.