A 13-year-old boy has admitted to a misdemeanor charge of inducing panic in Warren County Juvenile Court for making bomb threats to Franklin Junior High School and a Springboro school. FILE PHOTO Students at Franklin High and Junior High schools who are suspended due to a substance abuse issue could receive a shortened suspension if they agree to participate in a new intervention program. STAFF FILE

Franklin teen admits to making bomb threats against his school, then another school

The 13-year-old boy appeared at a pre-trial hearing May 17 in Warren County Juvenile Court where he entered a plea of “true” to a charge of delinquency by way of inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor. His plea is the equivalent of a guilty plea in adult court.

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According to court documents, the boy was initially charged with a second-degree felony of inducing panic. The boy admitted to the reduced charge during the hearing.

Magistrate Andrew Sievers ordered the boy to continue to cooperate with and follow all recommendations of the Coordinated Care Team, committed him to 10 days in the Juvenile Detention Center and credited him for time served.

Sievers also ordered the boy not to have access to any weapons and lifted the ban on electronics.

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The boy was arrested March 22 after making a statement to other students and a teacher that he would bomb the school. After the boy was sent home and evaluated through medical personnel, he returned to school and made another threat to students to blow up a Springboro school, according to the complaint.

Franklin City Schools officials said classes were not interrupted and no school lockdown was involved as a result of the incident.

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