AKRON, Ohio — An Akron teen who police say threw a lit firecracker hidden inside a glue stick at a teacher in retaliation for issuing him a suspension has been criminally charged.
The 14-year-old boy is facing a charge of inducing panic for the Oct. 12 incident.
Police say the former North High School freshman tossed what was possibly an M-80 carved into a glue stick toward his teacher’s desk, but the explosive didn’t detonate. No one was injured.
Officers discovered a note on the firework that included the teacher’s name along with the words “You will pay” and “School Shooter.”
School officials later found out that the boy had threatened the teacher’s life on social media.
The teen no longer attends North High.