A Liberty High School student was taken into custody on Wednesday in connection with a bomb threat that caused extra patrols at the school.
The threat, which was found Tuesday near a restroom, said a bomb would detonate on Wednesday. Students evacuated the school about 10 a.m. as a precaution.
Brandon Haun, 18, admitted writing the threat when apprehended at his home. Police took him for a mental evaluation, officials said.
Police searched the school on Tuesday and found nothing. Officials said they believe the threat was not credible, which was why they never notified parents of the threat.
Haun has not yet been charged, but police said he could face an inducing panic charge.
Investigators said Haun is on probation from a burglary charge in Warren. In that case, Haun, who was 17 at the time, and a 15-year-old girl were arrested Oct. 23, 2011, after breaking into the home of Haun’s neighbor on Charles Avenue N.E.
According to a police report from that incident, the woman left her home that afternoon and when she returned, she found her back door kicked in and several items missing, including loose change, jewelry and a 42-inch flat screen television. A neighbor told the victim two juveniles were outside her house trying to exchange loose coins for dollar bills.
The victim later saw the girl allegedly involved standing in front of Haun’s house and they spoke to Haun, who was home alone while his mother was at work. He gave officers permission to search the house, and the stolen items were found in the attic, a police report states.
Both teens were arrested and the girl told officers about her involvement in the crime and where the stolen items were.