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Oberlin schools under level 1 lockdown after student reported shooting last night (UPDATED)

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Oberlin schools are under a level 1 lockdown in response to an incident Wednesday night where a student claimed he was shot at.

According to a statement from Oberlin Superintendent David Hall, a level 1 lockdown entails exterior doors being locked, monitored movement in the hallways and a heightened interior and exterior safety presence.

“With the recent senseless tragedies of school violence in our state and country, the safety of our schools, students, and staff have never been more on the forefront of everyone’s minds,” Hall said in the statement. “The safety of our district is a topic that never leaves my focus and is my number one concern.”

The statement said the lockdown was in reference to an incident Wednesday night involving an Oberlin High School student as well as students from other districts. Oberlin police Lt. Mike McCloskey said a student  called around 5:44 p.m. Wednesday to say he’d been in car, along with two other people, that was pursued by another car, described as a dark-colored Chrysler. The Chrysler pulled up to the other car and an occupant shot at the other car, breaking a window.

“We’re still trying to corroborate the story,” McCloskey said, noting they hadn’t found the Chrysler or contacted the other two people in the vehicle. “We have very few details.”

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