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Threat closes Reading schools Tuesday, 18-year-old arrested

Scot Napier (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Scot Napier (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
READING, OH (FOX19) -

All Reading Community City Schools are closed Tuesday due to a social media threat, school and police officials said Monday.

District officials said law enforcement advised them to close schools to allow them time to investigate and ensure the safety of students and staff.

Officials plan to share more information as it becomes available.

Reading's police chief said the suspect was identified and arrested.

He'll be charged with inducing panic, police said, and then taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

This is the latest in a rash of school threats and arrests since 17 students and teachers were gunned down by a former student at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day.

School threats, student arrests show no signs of slowing

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