Freshman, 14, charged after Sycamore High School threat

Freshman, 14, charged after Sycamore High School threat

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Sycamore High School freshman charged  with posting a threat on social media this week will remain locked up at the Hamilton County jail.

The 14-year-old denied the charges in a brief hearing this morning. A magistrate decided the boy will continue to be held without bond. The case returns to juvenile court Nov. 3.

According to Sycamore School District Chief Information Officer Melinda Briggs, the student, a 14-year-old freshman, posted an image of a gun on instagram threatening violence at the school. He was identified and arrested by Montgomery police. The school building was secured as police investigated and no weapons were found.

Briggs said no evacuations or lockdown was necessary.

The boy was charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing, Hamilton County Juvenile Court officials said this morning.  He was held overnight at the county's juvenile jail in Mt. Auburn and will face a juvenile magistrate at 8:30 a.m.

Officials at the school said if it is confirmed that the student posted the threat, expulsion would be recommended as a punishment.

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