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Principal: 17-year-old shot near Woodward High School was a student

Bond Hill shooting Woodward lockdown
Posted at 4:13 PM, Feb 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-24 10:58:38-05

CINCINNATI — The 17-year-old shot near Woodward High School Thursday afternoon was a student, Principal Micheal Workman said in a letter to families.

Workman said the student was off campus when the shooting happened, returning to school to get help. Staff called 911 and placed the school on a precautionary lockdown as police secured the area, delaying dismissal.

"The intention of the lockdown is to secure all students and staff to allow police and security to search for any potential threat and that is exactly what they did today," Workman said. "There is no timetable as to how long a search may take, and we all know this is stressful and traumatic for students of all ages, parents and our staff. Please know, no suspect or weapon was found at our school. In addition, we canceled all after school activities at our campus tonight."

Cincinnati police said the teen was shot outside the Glen Meadow Apartments in Bond Hill. He was taken to UC Medical Center with serious injuries. There are no suspects at this time.

The lockdown was lifted and dismissal continued. Workman said the school will have additional security for the remainder of the week.

"We understand and acknowledge this is a traumatic event for students and staff," Workman said. "Our full school support team was at school today, and our full crisis team will be on site tomorrow to help any of our students who need assistance processing today’s events."

Police remain on scene investigating the shooting.

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