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Media Release

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools


Immediate action taken when student brings handgun to school

WHO: Administrative team at Gahanna Lincoln High School

WHAT: Report of handgun at school brings immediate action by administrative team

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WHERE: Gahanna Lincoln High School


Gahanna, Ohio

DETAILS: On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Gahanna Lincoln High School administrators were made
aware of a student who was in possession of a handgun. While no overt threat was
made, GLHS School Resource Officers from the Gahanna Police Department were
immediately notified and took the student into custody.

School security and the safety of students is our priority and our responsibility. We are
grateful this situation was quickly contained, and we appreciate the swift response by our
police department. We also appreciate the diligence and immediate action of our high
school administrative team, teachers and staff.

CONTACT: Judy Hengstebeck


Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
Communication Coordinator
hengstebeckj@gjps.org

ATTACHMENTS: None

SUBMITTED: Judy Hengstebeck


Communications Coordinator
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
hengstebeckj@gjps.org (614) 478-5543