Case Dismissed for Orange Bomb Threat Suspect

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PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — A now 18-year-old Orange High School bomb threat suspect has had their charges dismissed.

The trial for the remaining teen accused of shutting down the school with emailed bomb threats is set to continue at a later date.

The teens allegedly sent a series of emails to Orange High School administrators, threatening certain staff members and the use of explosives. The letters were untraceable because of an encrypted online server.

The threats resulted in the school’s closing for three days.

The remaining teen faces charges including inducing panic, telecommunications harassment and possession of criminal tools.

A third suspect in the threats was sentenced last month to probation after pleading guilty to seven counts, including inducing panic and possessing a criminal tool. He agreed to testify against the two other teens charged.

The boys ranged from 16 to 17 years of age at the time of the threats.

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