14-year-old arrested for allegedly making threat at Wyoming Middle School

Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 11:33 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 14-year-old student was arrested after making alleged threats of violence while in class at Wyoming Middle School.

Wyoming City Schools Superintendent Tim Weber says that the threat was reported Thursday to the Wyoming Police Department.

Court documents say the teen answered a question in class and several kids started laughing at him.

The arrest report says a student overheard the 14-year-old say he “might make a list” and “I might shoot up the school.”

Officers questioned the teen at his home and say he admitted to making the threats but said he was only kidding, court documents say.

The documents also say the 14-year-old told officers he has access to a firearm in his home that is not locked up.

The teen faces a possible charge of making a terroristic threat, according to the arrest report.

“We are grateful to the family for sharing this information and to the Wyoming Police for their swift work,” Weber said. “Please continue to let your children know that the best way to respond to a scary situation is to talk about it to parents, school staff, or law enforcement, or make a report on our tip line.”

Weber added that there is no ongoing threat to school safety.

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