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Gun Violence Threats Force Lockdowns At Denison University And Other Schools

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Threats of gun violence forced lockdowns and evacuations at several schools and universities in Ohio yesterday.Granville Township Fire Chief Jeff Hussey says phone calls were received threatening violence at Denison University, the Granville school district and London High School among others.

Hussey says Denison was locked down for 90 minutes. University of Cincinnati Police Chief Jeff Corcoran says  the anonymous call came in to his school at the same time bomb threats were posted  on social media.

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Police are asking federal authorities to assist with the investigation into who made the threats.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.