Teen, 16, in custody in Xenia H.S. clown threat post

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Another threat at a local school evacuation

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UPDATE @ 3:54 p.m.

Xenia police Capt. Scott Anger said one male 16-year-old suspect is now in custody for making threats on a bogus Facebook page. The boy was on probation at the time of the offense.

Anger said the prosecutor’s office will be consulted Thursday on charges.

“The posts were related to the recent hysteria involving clowns and were perceived to be threatening in nature,” Anger said in a release.”The schools work very hard to keep their students and faculty safe. There was no time that the school administration or police officials felt that any students were in imminent danger.”

UPDATE @ 12:37 p.m.

Superintendent Denny Morrison of Xenia Community Schools confirmed that a threat was made on Facebook today to blow up Xenia High School at a certain time.

Morrison said he was made aware of the threat at 8:30 a.m. today, and by 11:45 a.m. was “confident we have found the people responsible.”

“It was a threat to students and staff at Xenia High School,” Morrison said. “We are taking precautions.”

Morrison said he had “inside information” that the threat was a hoax, so the decision was made not to evacuate or lock down the school. The building is also not dismissing early.

Morrison sent a one-call to parents around 11:45 a.m.

“We wanted it to be as normal a day as possible,” Morrison said. “We wanted business as usual.”

UPDATE @ 12:24 p.m.

A Xenia police cruiser is on scene, and students can be seen leaving the building.

FIRST REPORT

Xenia police are investigating a threat at Xenia High School on Kinsey Road.

The nature of the threat is not known at this time, but emergency dispatchers confirmed a school resource officer on scene is actively pursuing the investigation.

We are working to find out more on this developing story.

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