Sheriff: Student under arrest in Adams Co. after social media post causes panic

Sheriff: Student under arrest in Adams Co. after social media post causes panic
A student at Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center in Adams County is under arrest Monday due to a social media threat related to the school, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office. (Source: KAUZ)

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.

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