GEORGETOWN, Ohio - A Georgetown man has been arrested for posting messages on the Internet in which he threatened to take a gun to an area school and shoot people.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested Jorge A. Vargas, 18, who lives on Lyons Road in Georgetown.
The Sheriff’s Office received a tip Nov. 22 on a threat involving the Georgetown Exempted Village Schools.
Vargas had posted messages on the Internet on Nov. 19 that indicated he planned to take a firearm to the Georgetown Exempted Village School.
Vargas is charged with inducing panic and terrorism. He was arraigned in Brown County Municipal Court on Nov. 28 and given a $5,000 bond.
An additional charge of making terroristic threats, a third-degree felony, was filed on Nov. 30.
Vargas remains in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing on the felony charge.
Vargas had been expelled from the school district about two years ago after he had threatened a staff member, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
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