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Hamilton police produce video to combat school threats

Hamilton police explain two videos they are shooting Friday with Hamilton school officials in light of a recent rash of threats against schools. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham) Hamilton police explain two videos they are shooting Friday with Hamilton school officials in light of a recent rash of threats against schools. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

After a recent rash of threats against schools in southwest Ohio, police and school leaders in one local community are trying to make schools safer by filming two public safety videos.

In Hamilton, two students were charged with making threats, and a third was charged with bringing a pellet gun to school and shooting it at students, said police spokesman Lt. Ed Buns.

Most of the threats were conveyed by social media or contact between students.

On Friday, police teamed with the Hamilton City School District and produced two videos that will be broadcast on the school system video media system.

The videos were being shot in the media center at the school district offices off Dayton Street.

The first video explains the law and how threats made or actions taken can and will result in disciplinary action by the school district and criminal charges.

“The law says that a person who causes evacuations, threatens a fire, explosion or a crime and knows that the threat is false, threatens violence or creates inconvenience can be charged with inducing panic," explained Officer Doug Trenum.

This video will be shown to students in the high school and freshman school and possibly junior high schools. 

The second video will urge students: "If you see or hear something, say something," said Officer Lanny Ash. 

Students in all Hamilton schools will see the videos as officials try to encourage them that they are directly responsible for their own safety and that of their classmates and schools.

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