SPRINGBORO, Ohio – The Warren County prosecutor is taking strong action against a Springboro High School freshman after the second school evacuation this week.
The 14-year-old was arrested Thursday following a bomb threat at the school Tuesday. The student is charged in juvenile court with inducing panic, a second-degree felony.
The student is accused of writing “bomb at 12:00” on a stall in a boys restroom. Another student discovered the writing around 11 a.m. and reported it. Police and school representatives conducted a search but did not find a bomb.
"We take threats of violence towards our schools extraordinarily seriously. Law enforcement has no way of knowing whether a threat is serious, or just a bad joke," Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell said in a release.
Fornshell regularly visits high schools and talks to students about school violence and threats.
“Eventually, they’re going to have to get the message There’s nothing funny about these types of threats," he said. "If you make one, you will be expelled, you will be charged with a felony, and you will go to jail.”