UPDATE: Sidney High School homecoming parade cancelled amid search for shooting suspect

SIDNEY — UPDATE @ 1:10 p.m.:

Sidney City Schools’ homecoming parade, along with all other athletic and evening activities, have been cancelled amid the continued search for a man suspected of shooting a police officer Wednesday night.

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“With the ongoing situation surrounding the shooting incident from last night and the ongoing search for the suspect today, it is in the best interest of our students, families, and community to CANCEL ALL ACTIVITIES this evening, including practices, games, and the Homecoming Parade,” a district spokesperson said in a Facebook post.

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Previously, an athletics spokesperson said in a post the parade was “in a holding pattern” and the district was awaiting a recommendation from Sidney police. The district also made the decision to cancel classes for the day Thursday while the search for the suspected shooter was still ongoing.

The cancellation of the homecoming parade is the latest disruption to homecoming festivities for Sidney schools. Sidney had been scheduled to play Fairborn, however that game was canceled earlier this week.

Sidney found a replacement opponent in Fort Loramie, who also had a cancellation involving Thurgood Marshall. However, the replacement game between Sidney and Fort Loramie will be played at Fort Loramie.

“We are planning to find a way to highlight the Homecoming Court within our school community Wednesday, October 13, and when we do that, we will be sure to share with the public through our social media feeds,” the school spokesperson said.

A Sidney volleyball game, also scheduled to be senior night, is part of the cancellations Thursday night. The senior night will be rescheduled for Oct. 11.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

With the ongoing situation surrounding the shooting incident from last night and the ongoing search for the suspect...

Posted by Sidney City Schools on Thursday, October 7, 2021

UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m.:

Scheduled homecoming activities and other Sidney athletic events Thursday are “in a holding pattern” stemming from the shooting of a Sidney police officer and search for the suspect.

“Due to last night’s incident, the homecoming parade, volleyball game and all in season practices are in a holding pattern until noon. All decisions will be based on recommendations from the Sidney Police Department,” a Sidney athletics spokesperson said in a social media post.

Sidney’s homecoming activities have already faced disruption this week. Sidney had been scheduled to play Fairborn, however that game was canceled earlier this week.

Sidney found a replacement opponent in Fort Loramie, who also had a cancellation involving Thurgood Marshall. However, the replacement game between Sidney and Fort Loramie was scheduled to be played at Fort Loramie.

Due to last night’s incident, the Homecoming Parade, Volleyball Game and all in season practices are in a holding...

Posted by Sidney Yellow Jacket Athletics on Thursday, October 7, 2021

The normal homecoming festivities during the football game were moved and will happen during a pep rally Friday, a district spokesperson said in a social media post.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

With the homecoming game being switched to AWAY at Fort Loramie, our homecoming crowning ceremony is changing too!...

Posted by Sidney City Schools on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

FIRST REPORT:

Sidney City Schools have canceled classes today, Oct. 7, after an officer was shot overnight.

The school district announced on Facebook they’ll be closed due to the shooter still being at large.

Online classes will not be held according to the school district.

Sidney City Schools will be closed today (October 7) due to a shooting incident NOT involving our schools. The shooter...

Posted by Sidney City Schools on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Further details have not been made available at this time.