Student charged in school threat: 'Soon we will all die!'

Student charged in school threat: 'Soon we will all die!'

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A 16-year-old Edgewood High School student was arrested and charged after authorities say threats were found written in the school restroom.

Someone wrote the following message in one of the boy's restrooms this week, according to the Butler County Sheriff's Office:

This school will be burned to the ground today at 1245. Soon we will all die!!!

The teen, a junior, is held on a felony at the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center.

"We have to take these things seriously," said Sheriff Richard Jones. "He told the detectives that it was just a prank, but we can't just let statements like this go and no one finds this humorous.

"I encourage parents to talk to their children about making threats or accusations of harm to schools and other students because there will be consequences."

The incident prompted this release from the Edgewood City School District superintendent:

A message was discovered in an Edgewood High School bathroom threatening to burn down the school at 12:45 pm today. Butler County Sheriff Department (BCSD) was notified immediately to investigate. A lockdown took place in EHS while BCSD searched the building. It has been determined the threat is not credible. The lockdown has been lifted. All our students and staff are safe. There were no other Edgewood schools involved in this lockdown.

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