Police arrest Northmont middle school student who made social media threat

Students reported social media threat and police were notified.

Clayton Police said they arrested a Northmont Middle School student Monday morning after the male student made threats on social media.

Northmont administrators said middle school students reported the threat found on social media Sunday night and police and school staff acted quickly to address it.

An Englewood Police report said police responded to a Union Boulevard apartment in Englewood at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday after an anonymous tip was sent to the school about a possible threat on Snapchat. The report did not say what the nature of the threat was.

A Clayton Police report said the 13-year-old student was arrested and charged with inducing panic. Northmont schools draw from Clayton, Englewood and Union.

“We do take these things and the safety of our students and staff very seriously,” said Jenny Wood, school spokeswoman.

The middle school at 4810 National Road, Clayton, opened Monday as normal and additional police weren’t present, though the district always has school resource officers on campus, administrators said.

“We are proud of our students who saw something and said something,” Wood said.

She said the student involved will be disciplined but could not disclose the nature of the discipline or the student’s identity.

Middle school parents received an all-call about the incident. The middle school has seventh and eighth grade students.

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