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Police: 2 Talawanda Middle School students in custody for making threats

Talawanda Middle School
Posted at 12:15 PM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 17:15:21-04

OXFORD, Ohio — Two Talawanda students were taken into custody Wednesday after police said they made threats toward the district's middle school.

Talawanda spokesperson Holli Morrish said the middle school was placed on a modified lockdown, meaning no visitors were permitted inside, while police and the school resource officer investigated a potential threat one student made toward another student.

“The lockdown was pretty precautionary but we felt like we should do it," Morrish said.

The student who made the threat did not attend class Wednesday and was arrested off-campus. Shortly after the arrest, the lockdown was lifted. The threat was not credible and no charges were filed, but the student was taken to the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center for an unrelated probation violation.

Oxford police were then notified of another threat at Talawanda Middle School at the end of the day. Another student was taken into custody and charged with making terroristic threats.

A written threat found in a bathroom at Talawanda High School in December also led to a precautionary lockdown to that school.

The incident comes one day after a massacre at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school in which 18 children and 2 adults died. The shooter was killed by police.

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