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UPDATE: Edgewood High School student to face charges for school threat

UPDATE @ 2:49 p.m.

A 16-year-old Edgewood High School junior will face charges for a threat he allegedly wrote in a boys restroom that led to a lockdown at the school today, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The student was arrested and transported to the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center, according to a news release.

The release said that someone wrote a message on a boys bathroom wall indicating the school would be “burned to the ground.”

After a 50-minute lockdown, school resumed today.

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INITIAL REPORT

A written threat in a boys restroom led to a 50-minute lockdown at Edgewood High School on Friday that lasted until police determined it was safe to resume classes.

The threat was investigated by Butler County Sheriff’s deputies, said Edgewood Schools spokesperson Pam Pratt.

“They (deputies) did a clean sweep of the facility and nothing was found to be credible,” Pratt said.

The lockdown, which required students and teachers to stay in their classrooms, lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:19 p.m. in the St. Clair Twp. school that enrolls 1,200 students in grades 9-12.

School officials and police are continuing their investigation.

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