School threat against Northwestern leads to arrest Friday

Northwestern School superintendent Jesse Steiner said the online post was taken out of context, and the student did not intend to harm anyone.

“At no point was anybody in danger,” Steiner said. “People could have misinterpreted the post. The kid did not threaten anyone.”

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A threat against Northwestern schools led to an arrest Friday.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office couldn’t immediately provide details of the threat or who was arrested but said they were contacted Friday morning.

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“There was another threat and another arrest was made,” Clark County Chief Deputy Travis Russell told the Springfield News-Sun.

The arrest was made one day after local authorities arrested a 16-year-old Springfield girl for allegedly posting a Facebook threat against Springfield High School. The recent arrest comes two days after a gun was found at Simon Kenton Elementary School in Springfield.

We’re hearing a one-call was sent out to Northwestern parents this morning about the most recent threat. A message seeking comment was left for Northwestern Local School Superintendent Jesse Steiner.

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