3rd teen charged with threat against school

Posted at 12:22 AM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 11:12:36-05

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- An 18-year-old was arrested Thursday on a charge of aggravated menacing, one of several cases this month involving accusations of threats against schools.

Staff at the Altercrest campus of St. Joseph Orphanage said Jaylin Bankhead indicated Wednesday he'd bring a gun to the school and shoot people, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Altercrest provides sixth- through 12th-graders with mental health services and other educational support.

Bankhead is jailed on $25,000 bond.

Earlier this week, a  15-year-old Middletown High School student was charged with a second-degree felony after school officials said he wrote a racist note that threatened the death of fellow students.

School administrators removed the student from his classes after he was suspected of threatening to kill black classmates, according to a spokeswoman for the City of Middletown. The note was turned in to school resource officer Brandon Highley and the student was arrested.

And last week, police charged University of Cincinnati student Dondiego Bradley, 20, with misdemeanor menacing after -- according to court records -- he threatened to shoot people at the school's Blue Ash campus. Court documents also indicate Bradley made a disturbance in the campus computer lab before making the comments about his gun.