Two students face felony charges after bomb threats were made at Talawanda Middle School.
A written bomb threat was found Friday morning on a bathroom wall at the school, and a similar incident happened Thursday at the school, 4030 Oxford Reily Road, according to the Oxford Division of Police.
The threats led Oxford police and the Miami University Explosives Detection Canine Unit to check the school as a precaution.
Neither threat was credible and no suspicious devices were found, police said.
A student was arrested Friday for the threat made Thursday and was charged with felony inducing panic.
Following Friday’s threat, a second student was arrested and also charged with felony inducing panic.
One of the students, a 12-year-old boy spent the weekend in the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center, and appeared in court Monday. He was released to home incarceration and ordered to be back in court for a pretrial hearing on June 30 before Judge Kathleen Romans, according to Rob Clevenger, juvenile court administrator.
The court did not have paperwork Monday on the second juvenile charged. Clevenger confirmed the juvenile was not in the juvenile detention center.
Oxford police urged parents via social media to talk to their children about making false reports.
“These actions are NOT funny, and the consequences for inducing panic in a school environment are very serious,” the department posted on its Facebook page.
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