MANSFIELD, Ohio- The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested two teens in bomb threats at two high schools on Thursday.
The sheriff’s office did not say if the threats were related.
Shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, several students at Clear Fork High School in Bellville reported receiving images via Snapchat that said, “Bomb the school.”
Deputies arrested a 15-year-old student on charges of making terroristic threats, inducing panic, aggravated menacing, making false alarms and telecommunications harassment. The teen was taken to the Richland County Juvenile Detention Center.
Later that morning, the sheriff’s office learned of a threat at Madison High School. A teacher found a note in the hallway that said, “I’m gonna blow this b**** up.”
An investigation lead to the arrest of a 15-year-old, who was charged with marking terroristic threats, inducing panic, aggravated menacing and making false alarms. The high school student was also taken to the county’s detention center.
Madison High School was not placed on lockdown.
Mansfield City Schools canceled classes on Thursday following a rash of bomb threats. A public meeting on the subject is set for 6 p.m.