A Hamilton High School student charged Friday for allegedly making threats on social media to do harm at school was arraigned today in Hamilton Municipal Court.
Cortlin Barrett, 19, is charged with aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor. His attorney David Washington entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
Barrett is free on bond. Judge Dan Gattermeyer set several conditions of that bond, ordering that he have no weapons, stay 500 feet away from all school properties and to stay off of social media.
He is scheduled to be back on court next week for a pre-trial hearing
Sgt. Brian Robinson said that police were alerted by the parents of a female student who is in the city’s school system but attends a different school.
“She goes to another school and she remembered that message we have been getting out, ‘If you see something, say something,’ and she did,” Robinson said. “She said something to her parents, and they called us right away and we started the investigation.”
The investigation determined that Barrett was solely responsible for making the social media threat, and he was charged.
“There were rumors about multiple students making these threats, but when it came down to it after interviewing people, is that we arrested Barrett for making the threat,” Robinson said.