WEST UNION, Ohio (FOX19) - A student in Adams County is under arrest Monday morning after a social media post caused panic, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
The high school student attends Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center, sheriff’s officials confirm.
“The person who posted the picture of the school hallway is now in custody at the Sheriff’s Office,” they said in a Facebook post Monday.
“The Sheriff’s Office and Adams County/Ohio Valley Local Schools are aware of the potential threat made on social media. Extra deputies have been assigned to the schools as a precaution while the investigation into this matter continues.”
Classes are running normally, said Jennifer Grimes, director of programs at Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center.
Adams County Schools Superintendent Richard Seas says every school in the district’s attendance was impacted by the post.
Seas says attendance numbers were:
- Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center: 50 percent
- West Union High School: 61 percent
- West Union Elementary School: 67 percent
- Peebles High School: 90 percent
- Peebles Elementary School: 92 percent
- North Adams High School: 89 percent
- North Adams Elementary School: 93.5 percent.