Missing Mickey Mouse spurs school lockdown in Ohio


CANFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio elementary school says a missing Mickey Mouse spurred a brief lockdown while parents were visiting the school for Valentine's Day parties.

The Vindicator in Youngstown (http://bit.ly/wj00n5 ) reports a parent dressed up as Mickey Mouse to surprise a class but failed to tell the principal at C.H. Campbell Elementary School in suburban Canfield. Superintendent Dante Zambrini says the woman later changed out of the costume, and concerns about the missing Mickey prompted the lockdown as a precaution.

The superintendent says the woman talked with police and school officials, and they determined she didn't mean any harm.

District officials say even though it turned out to not be a dangerous situation, they're pleased that the lockdown procedures went smoothly.


Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com