11-year-old student charged in Bradford Schools bomb threat

Bradford Exempted Village Schools and a teacher in the district have been named defendants in a lawsuit stemming from a child restraint incident in 2015. (Courtesy: Bradford Exempted Village Schools)
Bradford Exempted Village Schools and a teacher in the district have been named defendants in a lawsuit stemming from a child restraint incident in 2015. (Courtesy: Bradford Exempted Village Schools)

An 11-year-old was charged with inducing panic after reportedly leaving a bomb threat on Bradford School’s answering machine. The juvenile was identified as a Bradford School student, a release from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said.

The juvenile will be charged in Miami County Juvenile Court on one count of inducing panic, the release said.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Forensics Unit was critical to the investigation, as the call was masked through several internet services, the release said. The unit identified the origin of the call.

ExploreBomb threat evacuates Bradford Schools; nothing found

The bomb threat was reported around 8:08 a.m. on Feb. 3. School staff and Miami County deputies searched the school and located an unfamiliar duffle bag. Students and staff were evacuated.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office sent a bomb-sniffing dog to the scene, and deputies searched the school and bag more thoroughly. Nothing out of the ordinary was found, a release said.

The threat came a day after the Dayton Bomb Squad responded to a small explosion in Union.

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