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New Richmond police: Student arrested for alleged social media threat

Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 14:03:31-04

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio -- A New Richmond High School student is accused of posting a school shooting threat on social media, according to the New Richmond Police Department on Facebook.

The student was identified and taken into custody around 7 a.m. before the student boarded the bus to school, police said.

According to NRPD, administrators with the social media app Snapchat sent the alleged threat to the FBI’s Cincinnati field office. The FBI contacted New Richmond police at about 6:20 a.m. Friday.

Police posted the following statement on Facebook:

“NRPD takes the safety of its residents and especially the kids that attend the schools in our jurisdiction very seriously. We were able to very quickly identify the suspect with the help of NRHS administration and apprehend them with no incident.”

According to the New Richmond Exempted Village School District, police arrested the student at the student’s home. According to the district, “The student will be dealt with in accordance with the NRHS Student Code of Conduct.”

The district said the threat was handled accordingly, and the school day proceeded as normal.