Kings Local Schools issued a statement on Thursday concerning Warren County’s latest school threat case.
“On Tuesday of this week, a Columbia Intermediate School student made two separate threats on the school bus to specific students. The threats were investigated and the student was eventually arrested. The student is not currently in school and it is undetermined if/when the student will return. The parents/guardians of the threatened students have been notified.
The safety and security of our students and staff are a top priority. We will take all necessary precautions to ensure that your child’s experience at school remains focused on learning. Thank you for your continued support of Kings Local Schools,” Dawn Gould, the district’s community relations coordinator said in the statement to district parents.
Yesterday, an 11-year-old Kings Mills boy was allowed to remain free on an aggravated menacing charge alleging he threatened to shoot up his elementary school.
The boy is also alleged to have threatened to bring a Japanese sword and shoot another student at Columbia Elementary School in the Kings Local Schools district, according to charging documents.
During a hearing Wednesday in Warren County Juvenile Court, Judge Joe Kirby appointed a lawyer for the boy who denied the allegations, according to court filings.
Kirby ordered the boy to attend a program at the juvenile detention center in Lebanon for school, treatment and monitoring and to avoid contact with the alleged victim.
The boy was released to his aunt, while awaiting a May 21 hearing.
It was the second school-threat case heard in the court on Monday and one of about 15 filed since the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14.