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Sheriff: Madison student brought hidden knives

Sheriff: Madison student brought hidden knives
Posted at 2:05 PM, Mar 04, 2016

HAMILTON, Ohio – Three more students at two different Butler County schools were charged “for bad decisions” since a school shooting in Madison Township Monday, Sheriff Richard Jones announced Friday.

One student from Edgewood City schools said he was ready for another school shooting and that he would bring a gun to school, according to the announcement. Another Edgewood student made threats over social media.

The students, ages 14 and 12, were arrested Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, and both charged with making terroristic threats.

Also, a 15-year-old Madison Local School student brought knives disguised as credit cards to school, according to the announcement. He was charged Friday with illegal conveyance of a weapon in a school safety zone.

“It is troubling that all these kids are so young,” Jones said.  “This has to start in the home.  We are taking all threats extremely serious, we don’t have a choice.”

Jones praised the students who reported the threats.

“I want to commend those who came forward and told someone,” Jones said. “It was a brave, important thing to do. These incidents were handled quickly.”

All three students were placed in the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center.