(11-16-22) The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that this morning, at approximately 9:40am the Office received a call stating there was an active shooter at Lima Temple Christian School with multiple injuries. At 9:43AM law enforcement was on scene and began assessing the situation.

American Township, Allen County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives, Elida Police, American Township Fire Department, and Lima Fire Department responded to the school. The first search of the building was done within minutes and it immediately clear that the report of an active shooter was false.

The school has been cleared, multiple times. There is no active shooter and there is no evidence that there had ever been one at the school. There were absolutely no injuries.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation of this false reporting. If you have any information please contact the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.