“All students and staff are safe,” the statement read.
Madison Schools Superintendent Lisa Tuttle-Huff told the Journal-News today that the girl said that “she could bring a gun to school.”
“She is suspended and recommended for expulsion,” Tuttle-Huff said.
School officials contacted the Butler County Sheriff’s department regarding the possible threat.
After a brief investigation, it was determined there were no laws broken and no threat.
“A general comment was made about guns,” Butler County Sheriff’s Maj. Mike Craft said. “But it was determined there was no threat about guns and getting a gun or anything like that.”
Madison Schools drew national attention in 2016 when a junior high student used a handgun to shoot and wound three classmates in the school's cafeteria.
Earlier this year the district announced it would proceed with a plan to allow some qualified and trained school staffers to have access to firearms during the school day. That plan remains, but a group of school parents have sued the district to halt its implementation. The case is pending in federal court.
Staff writer Lauren Pack contributed to this report.