More threats, evacuations at Northeast Ohio schools

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CLEVELAND– Police across Northeast Ohio continued to investigate school threats on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, there were threats at Alliance High School, Ellet High School and Willoughby South High School. More on those here.

Here are the latest:

  • Waterloo Local Schools and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office investigated rumors of a threat, which they found to be unsubstantiated. The school said some parents felt uneasy and kept their children home from school on Wednesday.
  • New Philadelphia High School and Welty Middle School were placed on lockdown on Wednesday as a precautionary measure, the district said. Police said there was a social media posting that they deemed a threat.
  • A student at Lake Catholic High School posted a Snapchat showing guns in his home, the school president said. The school determined he was not suggesting violence and there is no immediate threat to the school.
  • The Crestline Board of Education Office said a bomb threat at Crestline High School prompted an evacuation. Students are being taken to the board of education, where parents can pick them up. School is canceled for the day.
  • The Streetsboro Police Department said it investigated reports of a possible threat at Streetsboro High School Wednesday morning. No weapons were involved, and no lists of specific threats were found.
  • Plain Local Schools said it received tips about a threatening message on Snapchat Tuesday night. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office said a 16-year-old girl was arrested for a post about GlenOak High School and McKinley High School. She was charged with inducing panic, making terroristic threats and telecommunications harassment.
  • The Massillon Police Department investigated a possible threat to Washington High School on Tuesday. Police said a suspect, who claimed it was a joke, was arrested and suspended.
  • A possible threat of gun violence to Tallmadge High School started on social media on Tuesday. Police said the rumor was unsubstantiated. School is in session and no one was taken into custody.
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