BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY: Magazine scare locks down Columbia City High School

COLUMBIA CITY — In most cases, it’s better safe than sorry.Columbia City High School was on lock down for Monday morning after a gun magazine was found on the street in front of the school.A K-9 unit from Allen County was brought to the school to search the building, but during the search it was determined that the magazine belonged to a Columbia City Police Officer.Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said there was no safety issue with the students, and they were put on lock down as a precaution.“It was an accident,” Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said. “It was just a coincidence that it happened in front of the high school.”Longenbaugh said he is working on a plan to keep this from happening again.For a more in depth look at this story, see the Dec. 4 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.