Ohio county sees more inducing panic charges from schools

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) – Court officials say a southwest Ohio county has seen a rise in juveniles charged with inducing panic because of school-related threats.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the number of youths charged with school-related inducing panic has nearly doubled in Butler County in the past three years.

Officials say seven juveniles were charged with the offense in 2013. But so far this year, 13 have been charged with the crime. At least five landed in the Juvenile Detention Center since Oct. 2 for allegedly making threats against schools or, in one case, using a pellet gun to shoot at classmates.

Hamilton police and Hamilton schools have launched an effort to educate and warn students about threats.

Schools around the state have been disrupted or closed by bomb threat calls this month.

Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton

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