MADEIRA, OH (FOX19) - A Madeira High School student has been arrested after confessing to police that he told other students he had a map of the school, a hit list, access to weapons and he was going to kill 20 people. The teen is charged with inducing panic.
"I'm just surprised that so many young people these days are thinking about what they are going to do with criminal intentions," said Madeira Freshman Matthew Schefcik.
The 15-year-old Madeira City School sophomore was arrested on Wednesday and taken out of the school in handcuffs after parents expressed their concern to the principal, who then notified the superintendent. The superintendent of the school then notified the police. The student was arrested and taken to a juvenile detention center where he was to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Madeira Police Chief Frank Maupin says the police department has never had any run ins with the 15-year-old.
"The scary part is, probably if you had to pick him out a lineup he would be your last choice looking at him," said Maupin.
Even though the police say he confessed to them, he denied the allegation in juvenile court on Thursday and was released to his parents. His parents were ordered to remove all guns from their home. The student is now on house arrest and has been suspended from school. He is facing expulsion from school.
So far, police say that they have not been able to find the map of the school or the hit list. The parents of the boy did tell them there were guns in the house.
"He had access to weapons, so he would have been able to carry this out if the time came he made his decision...today's the day," said Maupin. "Then he would have been able to carry this out."
A date for the hearing has not been set at this time.