“His last message said ‘put me on the news (expletive). I am going on a murder spree,’” Reeve said.
Officers found the teen at a Hill Avenue residence about 7:25 p.m. after receiving a tip. He was taken into custody and charged with inducing panic. He did not have any guns when arrested, Reeve said.
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The teen is back in JDC after being arraigned today before Magistrate Patricia Wilkerson. An additional charge of escape will also be filed against the teen.
Clevenger said the teen has been in different levels of the juvenile justice system for most of the year after a probation violation on a domestic violence charge plus other violations during the year. He had completed a rehabilitation program and was scheduled to be released on Jan. 19.
The police last had contact with the teen a couple months ago when he was charged with inducing panic after mentioning someone had a gun at Middetown High School. That proved to be false.