Connecticut Man Charged After Incident at Madison High School

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Authorities in Madison Township arrested a man from Connecticut on suspicion of trespassing last Thursday after he was found walking the halls of Madison High School.

Thomas A. Fogell Jr., 19, has been charged with two counts of disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile, trespassing and possession of criminal tools in connection with his arrest.

Sgt. Ralf Caswell of the Madison Township Police Department tells Fox 8 News that Fogell and several girls at the high school became online friends through Facebook.

Caswell says that Fogell flew into Cleveland on March 29, 2012 and then took a bus to Austinburg before hitching a ride to Madison.

Fogell entered the school with the rest of the students when buses were dropping off the teens.

Caswell says that Fogell had shared several inappropriate messages, texts and photos with the girls.

When he entered the school he was in possession of a cell phone with pictures of himself naked from the waist down.

According to Caswell, Fogell saw the girls at the school but did not make any physical contact with them. The girls have not been criminally charged for their involvement in the incident

Fogell is being held on a $25,000 bond.