Fri. 10:05 a.m.: High school closed following assault, threats
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio’s largest high schools has closed for a day following an assault that sent a student to the hospital and a threat of violence.
The (Lake County) News-Herald reports Mentor High School outside Cleveland is closed today because of what school officials say was a threat in retaliation for Thursday’s assault.
Mentor police say a 17-year-old girl was assaulted by another 17-year-old girl. The victim was released from the hospital after receiving treatment.
Police say the suspected attacker was released to her mother and will face charges in Lake County Juvenile Court.
Mentor High School is one of the largest in the state with more than 2,600 students.
The school is roughly 24 miles northeast of downtown Cleveland.