The text message led to the lockdowns of all Middletown schools, Lakota East High School and the Lakota East Freshman campus. Those lockdowns lasted more than three hours.
The message was received by the wellness center on the Middletown High School campus, which sends messages confirming appointments. The text message received was a response to that appointment reminder, officials said.
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The student was identified, found with the phone that sent the text message and confessed, police and school officials said.
Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Craft sentenced the teen to suspended sentences at the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the county detention center. The judge ordered she be placed on indefinite intensive probation and to undergo a treatment program. The girl was also ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and write apology letters to the schools, according to Rob Clevenger, court administrator.
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