District: Former Bridgetown student apprehended at school after FB post with rifle

Published: Mar. 17, 2016 at 8:14 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2016 at 12:24 PM EDT
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GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A former Bridgetown Middle School student was apprehended on school grounds, and the building was evacuated Wednesday night as a precaution due to a a reported potential threat.

"I want to inform you that a former BMS was apprehended on the grounds of the school tonight by the Green Township Police Department," district officials posted on the school's Facebook page late Wednesday.

"The student's mother had contacted me with concerns about a Facebook posting showing her child with a hunting rifle.

"The mother was worried about the whereabouts of her child. There were some evening activities that were canceled at BMS and the building was evacuated for safety precautions.

"Again, the student has been located and is now in the custody of the police. I wanted to make sure that our parents were informed and let you know that our school is safe and secure."

School opened on schedule with extra police presence Thursday.

Hamilton County sheriff's deputies arrested the former student, 17, on charges of resisting arrest and obstructing official business about 7:45 p.m., Green Township Police Bart West.

The was not found in possession of the weapon, he said.

It remains unclear when he got the rifle, he said.

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