PD: Student arrested after making threat

Posted at 12:37 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 18:00:43-05

WYOMING, Ohio – A 15-year-old student was arrested after making threats against other individuals, Wyoming police said Wednesday.

Police heightened security at Wyoming High School after the threat was made though it was not directed at the entire student body, Police Chief Rusty Herzog said. He didn't say how the student made the threat or what exactly was threatened.

The student, a freshman, was charged with two counts of aggravated menacing.

No weapon was found, police said.

The student who made the threat was not in school Wednesday, Herzog said. He will not return Thursday and is currently suspended.

Susanna Max, the district’s director of public relations, said officials were notified verbally about the threat and sent a notice to parents Tuesday night alerting them that there would be an increased police presence at the school.

Max sent the following statement to reporters:

Wyoming City School’s administration and the Wyoming Police Department are aware of the concerns surrounding individual threats at Wyoming High School. We are working collaboratively to carefully investigate the situation. The student in question is not on campus today and serious disciplinary measures have been taken, and we are continuing to pursue possible additional measures. The Wyoming Police Department and the school administration believe that is safe to attend school today. We will continue to keep the community updated as more news becomes available.

Classes would continue as normal Thursday, school officials said.

The threat came the same week as a shooting at Madison High School that left four students injured.