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LOCKDOWN: Columbia City High School on lockdown after gun magazine scare

December 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In most cases, it’s better safe than sorry.
Columbia City High School was on lock down Monday morning after a gun magazine was found on the road in front of the school.

A K-9 from Allen County was brought to the school to search the building, but during the search it was determined that the magazine belonged to a Columbia City Police Officer.

Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said there was no safety issue with the students, and they were put on lock down as a precaution.

“It was an accident,” Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said. “It was just a coincidence that it happened in front of the high school.”
Longenbaugh said he is working on a plan to keep this from happening again.

“We’re going to speak with our officers to make sure their items are secure. We’re still trying to determine how it happened,” Longenbaugh said. “We may put special markings on our magazines to differentiate them from civilian magazines to make them easier to identify."

No students or faculty were in danger and the lock down was taken as a precautionary measure.

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