Threats lead to closures of Edgewood, New Miami schools

New Miami School in the VIllage of New Miami, Ohio. NICHOLAS GRAHAM / STAFF

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New Miami School in the VIllage of New Miami, Ohio. NICHOLAS GRAHAM / STAFF

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

TRENTON — Edgewood City Schools were closed Thursday because of a social media threat, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s office and a notice posted on the district’s website.

A post of an image showing a young man holding a gun surfaced on social media saying he was “going out with a bang don’t go to school tmr.” It made reference to “EHS”.

The BCSO is investigating, according to Chief Deputy Anthony Dwyer. But he said the post appears to be and edited version of one circulated multiple time in multiple locations.

“It appears that threat has been copied and edited from a threat sent across the country. And we are investigating,” Dwyer said.

A second Butler County school district dismissed early Thursday also due to a social media threat, according to the sheriff’s office. The threat was received about 10:30 a.m. at New Miami Local Schools and the district made the decision to close early, Dwyer said.

Unlike the threat at Edgewood, the one at New Miami did not match the recirculated social media threat.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

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