Madison Schools freshman arrested for threatening classmates, sheriff says

School had cafeteria shooting last year
Madison Schools freshman arrested for threatening classmates, sheriff says
Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 15:42:58-05

MADISON TWP., Ohio - A student from the school where there was a shooting in the cafeteria a year ago was arrested off campus this week for making threats against classmates.

A freshman at Madison Junior/Senior High School was arrested Wednesday and charged with making terroristic threats, a felony, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The student “made verbal threats to harm students,” according to the sheriff’s office.

The student is now in the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said “there will be zero tolerance for people making threats involving schools.”

Madison School officials cautioned against making comparisons to last year’s cafeteria shooting that wounded two students and injured two others.

“The arrest took place off campus and at no time were Madison students or staff in danger," said A.J. Huff, spokesperson for the school system. "The charged student additionally faces disciplinary action from the school.”

Madison eighth-grader Austin Hancock was convicted of bringing a gun to school and firing the shots last February that injured four classmates. Hancock, 15, was sentenced to the Ohio Department of Youth Services until his 21st birthday.

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