Warren Co teenager convicted of Inducing Panic at Lebanon HS

Ashley Meece, Warren Co Prosecutor's Office
Ashley Meece, Warren Co Prosecutor's Office

by Roger Seay - email

LEBANON, OH (FOX10) - Sentencing will be in October for a Lebanon teenager who was convicted of inducting panic after a false alarm last year at Lebanon High School.

With the conviction in the Warren County Common Pleas Court, 19-year-old Ashley Meece, could be sentenced to eight years and six months in prison.

The charge comes from November 6, 2009, when she told an administrator at Lebanon High School that there was a young man at the school who had threatened to kill her. As a result of these comments the school was put on lock down, police were called and notices were sent home to parents.

Lebanon police later learned that the threat was completely made up by Ms. Meece.

In an unrelated case, Meece was convicted in early 2009 for disorderly conduct after threatening the life of a Common Pleas Judge.

"This young woman has made a streak of bad decisions that have hurt the people of Lebanon and Warren County," Chief Assistant Prosecutor McGary stated.  "Hopefully, this serious conviction will be the final time that we see Ms. Meece in our Courthouse."