Former Westlake High School student charged with menacing district employee

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WESTLAKE, Ohio- Police confiscated guns from the home of a former Westlake High School student after he posted a concerning message on social media, the district says.

A group of Westlake students told the school’s resource officer that the former student was commenting on social media about a school administrator, according to Westlake City Schools.

Westlake police were soon involved and executed a search warrant at the former student’s home, where they confiscated 15 firearms. The school district said the guns were in a lockbox and were not accessible to the teen.

“It is important to note that no threats were ever made on the school campus, and Westlake Police informed the school that the former student did not pose a threat to himself or anyone else,” Westlake City Schools said in a letter to parents.

The former student was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing.

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