Hamilton student accused in threat ordered to stay off social media

Hamilton student accused in threat ordered to stay off social media

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton High School student who is accused of making a threat against the school on social media was arraigned Tuesday.

Cortlin Barrett, 19, threatened to "do worse" than the Florida school shooting in an image posted to Snapchat, according to Sgt. Brian Robinson.

A judge determined Tuesday that Barrett could stay out on his $3,000 bond on the conditions that he has no weapons, meets with a mental health professional, stay 500 feet away from all school properties, and he must stay off social media, court documents said.

At Hamilton High, parents were informed about the threat from the principal's email.

Principal John Wilhelm announced that the unidentified student was arrested after a student from another building reported the threat Thursday night.

Wilhelm said the student should be commended for speaking up about the concerning post.

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"I know this is a time of high stress for our families.  Please know that the Hamilton City School District continues to review safety procedures with the Hamilton Police Department and Hamilton Fire Department to ensure all of our students and staff have a safe place to learn and grow," the letter said.

Barrett is charged with aggravated menacing.

Barrett is scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 28.

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