(Neb)-Scottsbluff Among Schools Impacted By Ohio Social Media Warning
SCOTTSBLUFF - A vague social media posting Thursday about a potential school shooting involving "SHS" that led to extra security at Scottsbluff High School was apparently about Springfield, Ohio, where police arrested a 17-year old girl for the Facebook posting.
WHIO TV in Springfield says the girl, a junior at Springfield High, cried as she made her first juvenile court appearance Friday on a charge of felony 2nd-degree inducing panic. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson says the case will remain in juvenile court.
The station says that in reading the charging document, Juvenile Court Judge Robert Vaughn said the threat was tracked to the girl's phone.
The vagueness of the threat led communities across the country with high schools whose name begins with the letter "S" to beef up security before it was determined to be a hoax. .
Meanwhile, a high school student in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot students who participated in a nationwide walkout earlier in the week.
After the 18-year-old turned himself in Friday morning, officers found materials in his bedroom that could be used to make explosives.
Police say the teen threatened to shoot students at Bellevue West who were participating in the walkout as a show of solidarity with the survivors of the deadly high school shooting in Florida a week earlier..
Bellevue West students reported the threats to school officials. The teen was held on suspicion of making terroristic threats, but had not been formally charged by Friday evening.
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