Mansfield PD Announce Arrests After School Bomb Threat

  • 9/7/2018 12:09:00 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Mansfield Police Department has announced that two individuals have been identified after a bomb threat was discovered at Mansfield High School. 

On Thursday, September 6, a bomb threat was discovered written on a restroom wall at the high school.  Patrol officers and detectives responded to the school once the discovery was made. 

With collaboration from school staff and law enforcement, it was found that a 16-year-old student and a 14-year-old student were responsible for the threat of violence towards the school and other students. 

The 16-year-old was arrested and incarcerated at the Richland County Juvenile facility on a felony charge. Felony charges are pending on the 14-year-old student. 

Both students have been suspended from school. One of the students stated the threat was a hoax in an attempt to close down the school for a few days. 

Chief Kenneth Coontz commended school staff, patrol officers, and detectives for their thorough and immediate action and it represents their dedication to preventing threats and violence in schools. 

The Mansfield Police Department states that there is a zero tolerance policy for threats or violence in school systems. 

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