Student, 12, Charged with Inducing Panic

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MENTOR, Ohio — A 12-year-old girl was arrested and charged with inducing panic after a threat she allegedly made prompted evacuations and emergency procedures at her school.

According to the Mentor Police Department, a bomb threat written on the wall of a girl’s restroom at Mentor Memorial Middle School was reported on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Students were directed to Garfield Elementary during the evacuation.

School officials, Mentor police and a bomb detecting dog swept the building but no explosive device was found.

Following the investigation, a 12-year-old female student was arrested and charged with inducing panic, a second degree felony.