OXFORD — A 14-year-old student has been arrested in connection to a bomb threat at Talawanda High School.
According to Oxford Police reports, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at approximately 12:20 p.m., OPD officers responded to a bomb threat at Talawanda High School, located at 5301 University Park Blvd. in Oxford.
A note had been left in a student restroom, officers said.
With the assistance of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Miami University Police Department, and the Cincinnati Police Department, the building was searched and no devices were found, the OPD noted in a press release.
Working with Talawanda officials, Oxford detectives developed a suspect and arrested the 14-year-old male student. The student is being charged with inducing panic, a felony of the second degree, and was transported to the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center, according to officials.
“OPD and the Talawanda School District appreciate the support and cooperation from all of our parents and community members,” the department said in a press release. “Panic inducing pranks/activities require important community resources to investigate. Talawanda and OPD take any and all concerns very seriously and investigate any and all issues of this nature. Please help your child/children understand that these actions are not funny, and the consequences for inducing panic in a school environment are very serious.”
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