FAYETTEVILLE, Ohio -- Rumors closed Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools on Monday and led to the arrest of a student.
Police found no credible threat to staff or students, but did find a student who perpetuated a rumor of a threat. That student, who officials did not name, was charged with inducing panic, police said in a news release.
Earlier, Superintendent Jim Brady didn't elaborate on the rumors, only saying they involved a safety concern. He said he he didn't want to compromise the police case.
"It was to the point that I cancelled school," Brady said.
He didn't yet know if classes would resume Tuesday. The district's elementary, middle and high schools share a campus on Apple Street.
Brady said the district first got information about the rumors earlier in the week and shared that information with Fayetteville police.
Then, he said he received phone calls Sunday night with information that hadn't yet been shared. He didn't feel comfortable having classes until police could follow up on the new information.
Parents got automated calls at about 5:30 a.m. or 5:45 a.m. Monday, Brady said.
Police have turned the case over to the Brown County Prosecutor's Office.