LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested and plan to charge a Liberty Middle School sixth grader Monday who they said wrote a threatening note at the school.
Liberty Police took the sixth grader, who they said confessed to writing the note and will likely be charged with inducing panic, to the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center.
Classes resumed at Liberty Middle School after the threat. School officials said they sent a call out to parents, and some are taking kids home.
“Based on what he explained to us, he was basically doing it to get out of school,” Liberty Police Chief Rich Tisone said of the student who they suspect of writing the threat.
In another school threat, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center dismissed its students just after noon Monday after school officials found a bomb threat written on one of the school’s bathroom walls.
Police advised school administrators to cancel classes for the day, as a sweep of the building was expected to take hours. After interviewing several students, Canfield Police said a girl admitted to writing the threat on the wall.
“Originally, they were recommending that they could get through it, that we could resolve and talk to some of the students while the students were outside, but after a short period of time they said it’s going to take about five hours,” MCCTC Assistant Superintendent John Zehentbauer said.
A phone call alerted parents to the situation, according to a press release.