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Milford High School official recieves threatening message

Person responsible for message taken into custody
Milford High School official recieves threatening message
Posted at 3:25 PM, Sep 02, 2016

MILFORD, Ohio -- A threatening message was sent to a Milford High School school official via social media Friday.

According to an email from Josh Kauffman, principal of Milford High School, the message was considered a threat against the students, faculty and staff of the school, and Miami Township Police were contacted immediately.

Kauffman said in the email that the safety of students, faculty and staff was in no way compromised by the threat.

He also said the individual responsible for the message has been identified at an off-campus location and taken into custody. He said he does not believe the individual was on campus at any point on Friday.

“I want to assure you that we went to great lengths to ensure the safety of everyone on campus today,” Kauffman said in the email. “We followed closely the advice and guidance of law enforcement officials in protecting our students.

“We are incredibly grateful for the extent to which they go to protect our great schools.

“Any threat made against our students, staff, or school is taken seriously. I have communicated to the Miami Township Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents my desire to have this individual charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.

“We will never tolerate such behaviors or actions.”

Kauffman also said questions regarding safety protocol can be addressed to the school’s Resource Officer Kent Arter or any of the school’s administrators, and any additional information regarding the ongoing investigation will be shared with the Milford High School community.