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New Richmond student suspended, arrested for Yik Yak threat

New Richmond officer Les Smith searches student bag (PHOTO: New Richmond school district) New Richmond officer Les Smith searches student bag (PHOTO: New Richmond school district)
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NEW RICHMOND, OH (FOX19) -

A New Richmond High School student was suspended and arrested Wednesday after posting a threat to the social media app, Yik Yak.

"The student was arrested by the New Richmond Police Department and removed from the building," said Superintendent Adam Bird. "It's an example of great cooperation between our police and high school staff."

School officials say the threat said, "Watch out New Richmond I am about to shoot up the school 2morro."

According to a release from the New Richmond Exempted Village School district, the threat resulted in a search of all 700 students entering the high school.

"It took less than 45 minutes to perform the search and all classes started on time," Bird said. "The students were calm and cooperative and everything went smoothly."

The threat was posted to the anonymous social media app Tuesday night.

This comes just one week after the district announced they were banning the app due to cyber bullying.

On Oct. 21 Bird announced that the schools would be monitoring the app as well as students' internet usage within the district. He also pointed out that, while they can monitor what goes on inside the school, parents need to help by monitoring their kids at home.

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