Cuyahoga Falls High School was briefly in a "place and secure" status on Friday morning, Dec. 21, after a fire alarm was pulled shortly after 10 a.m., according to District Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols.

Nichols said review of the school's surveillance cameras revealed that "a mom was carrying a small child out one of our doors, and that small child reached out and hit the fire alarm."

The school district leader said the "place and secure" status was issued "to find out what was going on," and determine who was responsible for pulling the alarm.

"The first thought is that somebody pulled it [intentionally], so you put them on 'place and secure' so you know where they are [and] check out the cameras," said Nichols.

"Place and secure" means that students are not allowed to be in the hallways while classes are in session.