School Threats

Police discover three threats of violence in schools

Several schools in northwest Ohio have faced threats of planted bombs or shooting sprees in recent weeks, leading to increased security and many students staying home.

The first threat was discovered last week at Maumee High School. About half the school's students skipped on April 26 after someone had written on a bathroom wall that a shooting would occur that day.

Yesterday, 42 percent of the students in Arcadia Local Schools stayed home because of a similar message discovered last Thursday that said a bomb would be at the school yesterday. And a 15-year-old Bowling Green High School student is in jail after she wrote on a bathroom wall Friday that she would shoot her classmates.

Police think the Arcadia and Bowling Green incidents are copycats of the case at Maumee.