Ohio school in football rape case adds guards
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An eastern Ohio school district has added unarmed security guards to its buildings amid increased attention over two high school football players who are facing rape charges.
The superintendent of Steubenville City Schools said Tuesday the district has posted a guard at each of the school’s four buildings to improve students’ safety.
Superintendent Mike McVey says the decision to add guards came Monday, before the schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday morning.
Teachers stopped instruction and locked their classroom doors for about 1 1/2 hours while police determined the threat wasn’t viable.
A police report says a student described seeing a Facebook post indicating a potential threat, but the post couldn’t be retrieved.
The football players are accused of raping a 16-year-old girl. Their lawyers deny the charges.