CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland high school principal has been disciplined for panicking students and staff during a safety project involving a school-shooter scenario.
The Northeast Ohio Media Group ( ) reports that several students were screaming and running in the halls last week when administrative principal Johnetta Wiley announced on the public address system that there was a shooter in the building at Cleveland Heights High School.
Wiley and other staff members actually were filming a safety video before classes started and few people were in the building. But not everyone was told the scenario wasn’t real, and police were called.
Wiley was put on paid administrative leave during an investigation. The superintendent said students and teachers should have been notified. She said Wiley apologized for the incident.
Information from: The Plain Dealer,