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Lakota East student charged in Snapchat threat case

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BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A 15-year-old Lakota East student is accused of making threats targeted at his classmates, according to a Butler County juvenile court official.

Sheriff’s deputies detained the teen on Oct. 5. after he allegedly posted the threatening messages on Snapchat.

He is charged with making terroristic threats, a third-degree felony.

The suspect remains at the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center. He will appear before Chief Magistrate John Brewer on Monday at 1 p.m.

This letter was recently sent out by Principal Suzanna Davis: 

Dear Lakota East Parents & Guardians:

I wanted to make you aware of a situation we faced last night involving a potentially threatening post on a popular social app. An East parent brought it to the attention of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, showing them the Snapchat video that was sent last night and included questionable content.

The police immediately investigated the suspected student. At this time, we can assure you there is no threat to the safety of East students. The student responsible for the video is facing charges from the Butler County Sheriff’s department and will face disciplinary action in accordance with the Lakota Student Code of Conduct.

Your child’s safety is always our highest priority, and we take every threat very seriously. I am proud of the swift response by our student who chose to come forward with the information.

Please use this as an opportunity to remind your children of the personal and sometimes legal consequences they face when using poor judgment. This is also a good time to reiterate a student’s responsibility to share information related to the safety of our school community with administration or a trusted adult immediately.

It is always our intent to be transparent by sharing information with you, especially when it involves student safety and security. The purpose of this email is to stop rumors and false information from spreading. If you have any questions or concerns about this particular incident, or any safety matter here at school, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Suzanna Davis

Principal

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