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PD: Boy arrested after firestorm of bomb threats

Posted: 5:30 AM, Mar 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-21 22:35:59Z
PD: Boy arrested after firestorm of bomb threats
PD: Boy arrested after firestorm of bomb threats
PD: Boy arrested after firestorm of bomb threats

CINCINNATI -- A 15-year-old boy is in police custody after a firestorm of alleged threats against local schools.

The boy allegedly threatened "every other school in the Cincinnati area within a 50-mile radius," specifically pointing out Dater, West High, Aiken, Withrow, Woodward, Mt. Healthy, Colerain and Walnut Hills schools.

In other posts, the boy allegedly referred to himself as "the new Osama," likely in reference to Osama bin Laden.

Cincinnati police confirm they began receiving hundreds of calls from concerned citizens to report the social media threats between 7 and 8 p.m. Sunday. The arrest occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Also Monday, Campbell County Middle School was briefly evacuated; police say they took a 14-year-old boy into custody after he made a threat that he had a device in his backpack in his locker.

Kenton County's Summit View Academy has gotten phoned-in bomb threats from a robotic voice. The district trains and prepares, even making sack lunches so kids can eat while the school buildings are checked. But there's still a cost.

“We’re losing academic instructional time with our kids," Kenton County Schools spokeswoman Jess Dykes said. "It's a waste of our time -- and you can’t put a dollar amount on that."

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly making multiple threats against Cincinnati schools.