Incident prompts lockout in Oil City School District

The schools in the Oil City Area School District were briefly under a “lockout” Friday due to a situation in the community.

On Friday morning, a robo call was sent to all parents in the Oil City Area School District from middle school Principal Craig Kasunic, which stated the schools were under a precautionary “lockout.” That meant classes would continue as usual, but no students would be going outside.

Oil City Police Chief Dave Ragon, after the lockout was lifted, told the newspaper that it lasted about 30 to 40 minutes. He would only say the incident “happened outside of school” and that police were dealing with the situation.

Ragon said the incident didn’t impact the safety of the students in the schools and that the lockout was a precaution on the part of the school district.

Ragon said charges “probably” would be filed against the individual or individuals involved in the incident that led to the lockout.