Madison Schools’ gun threat proved false

A threat of gun violence at Madison Junior/Senior High Thursday proved false, said school officials.

There were no injuries, lockdown or evacuation at the Madison Twp. campus, and a student accused of reporting the threat faces disciplinary action, said officials with the Butler County school system.

According to a social media statement released Thursday afternoon by Madison Superintendent Lisa Tuttle-Huff, the information surrounding the false threat was being shared publicly to quell “unsubstantiated rumors.”

“Elementary (school) administration received information from an anonymous phone call at 12:46 p.m. today (Thursday) that a middle school student planned to bring a gun to school,” wrote Tuttle-Huff.

“The student was immediately detained and taken to the office by administration and SRO (school resource officer). The matter was thoroughly investigated, and the allegation was proved unfounded. Another student had texted his girlfriend that the other student was going to bring a gun to school. The young man, who texted the information, admitted that it was not true. Discipline consequences will follow,” she wrote.

“We are grateful that the parent who heard of the allegations called the school. After seeing the texts to the girlfriend, she should also be complimented because she advised the young man to seek adult help. Although this was a false alarm, we are proud that our students, staff and community take all threats seriously.”

“As always, administration takes the safety of staff, students, and families very seriously. Please contact me at 513-420-4750 should you have any questions or concerns,” Tuttle-Huff said.

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In 2016 Madison Schools received national attention for a shooting by a junior high school student who wounded three classmates.

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Earlier this school year Madison officials announced they plan to allow some trained school staffers to have access to firearms to enhance school security. The plan later prompted a federal lawsuit by a small group of school parents who objected to the plan.

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