Arrest made after threat at Warren Middle School

VINCENT OH, (WTAP)- The Washington County Sheriff's Office posted to their Facebook page that an arrest has been made on Sunday afternoon after a handwritten threat regarding a school shooting was found on a trash can at Warren Middle School.

The threat said that a shooting would take place at the school on Monday. As soon as the threat was found on Friday, school officials took action.

The school contacted law enforcement, and a threat assessment was performed.

A picture of the message was posted and circulated on social media, helping draw attention to the incident, but Kyle Newton, the Superintendent of Warren Local Schools sent a message out earlier today to parents addressing the threat reassuring that the school will be safe for students on Monday.

Brent Taylor, the principal of Warren Middle School also made it clear that the building would be safe for students Monday and everyday.

“We will be talking to our students because one thing we encourage our kids to do is communicate, if they see something, say something. The Sheriff’s department has just left, they will be at school Monday morning with us and we’re confident school will go on as is and kids will be safe while they’re at school,” explains Taylor.

School officials say that they do not believe the threat was credible and stress that they are providing a safe learning environment for all students and have taken necessary precautions to make sure that students will be safe while attending class.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus