7 school threats Butler County has faced in the last month

Fairfield Police began investigating on Wednesday evening after there was an alleged social media threat made concerning Fairfield High School.

Police doubt the credibility of the threat, but continue to investigate.

INITIAL REPORT: Police alleged social media threat about FHS

The incident was the latest concerning school safety and threats in the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed.

Here are the other school threats that happened in our area since February:

Edgewood High School student faces charges for school threat (reported on Feb. 9)

A written threat in a boys restroom led to a 50-minute lockdown at Edgewood High School on Feb. 9 that lasted until police determined it was safe to resume classes.

A 16-year-old Edgewood High School junior allegedly wrote the threat in a boys restroom that led to the lockdown.

The student was arrested and transported to the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center.

Ross High School student makes alleged social media threat (reported on Feb. 16)

A Ross High School student faced a felony charge of inducing panic for an alleged social media post referencing the Florida school shooting.

The 14-year-old boy was arraigned in Butler County Juvenile Court on Feb. 16 after being arrested on Feb. 15 at the high school following a Snapchat post he allegedly made the previous evening, according to court records.

He allegedly in the evening of Feb. 14 posted on Snapchat, “17 people. I can beat that,” in reference to the Florida school shooting where a gunman killed 17 people, according to the complaint.

Student told parents about alleged Hamilton social media threat (reported on Feb. 16)

Hamilton police made an arrest on Feb. 15, a night after it was discovered that students were making threats on social media to do harm at the high school.

Police arrested 19-year-old Cortlin Barrett, a student at Hamilton High School. Sgt. Brian Robinson said police were alerted by the parents of a female student who is in the city’s school system but attends a different school.

The investigation determined that Barrett was solely responsible for making the social media threat and he was charged with aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor.

Student makes gun threat following Middletown school fight (reported on Feb. 16)

Middletown High School and three elementary schools went on lockdown after students at the high school reported a threat of violence.

It was initially reported there was no active shooter, weapons or injuries reported at any of the schools, and school officials and police continued to investigate the threat.

Later, it was reported by Middletown police a fight at Middletown High School led one male student to say he would go home and return with a gun.

That alleged comment was reported by students to school officials, who immediately informed police who rushed to the school. Police then closed down the school’s doors, keeping anyone from leaving or coming in.

Another Ross student arrested for making a threat (reported on Feb. 20)

Within a week, a second Ross High School student was arrested for making threats against the school. This time it was on a school bus.

On Feb. 15, the same day the 14-year-old was arrested for a Snapchat post, another student on a school bus made a threatening comment.

The juvenile was taken into custody and charged with inducing panic, a second-degree felony. He has been transported to the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center in Hamilton. The case remains under investigation.

Local student arrested for allegedly saying he would shoot students and blow up his school (reported on March 7)

A Lakota East Freshman student was arrested Tuesday evening by Butler County Sheriff deputies at his Liberty Township home after his classmates reported he had recently made numerous threats of “shooting the students and blowing up the school,” according to a police report released Wednesday on the investigation and arrest.

He was charged with “making terrorist threats.” A Butler County Sheriff’s report indicated five classmates heard the ninth-grader make his threats during early to mid-February.

The teen produced two knife-like objects when questioned by at home by deputies. No students were injured and no school classes or activities were altered.

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