A 17-year-old Little Miami Schools boy attending the Warren County Career Center detained since Feb. 20 is alleged to have said he was “going to bring in a gun and shoot up the school on April 27th. The conversation was during English class approximately 1-2 weeks ago. A concerned parent of another student heard this from his daughter last night and contacted the school principal,” a Warren County Sheriff’s deputy said in court filings.
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These cases are in addition to cases pending against two other boys, a 17-year-old from Lebanon, and 14-year-old Little Miami high schools made in the days following the shootings that claimed the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.
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Kirby is dealing with seven school or teacher threat cases.
”We’re dealing with an issue that is taking on a life of its own,” Kirby said, noting the rising incidence of school threats, most of which result in no violence. “I’m going to take each one of them seriously.”