POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Poland Township police said they have made an arrest in connection to a bomb threat at Poland Seminary High School Tuesday morning.
A 13-year-old student was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center.
He has been charged with three felony counts of inducing panic.
Local police and the FBI investigated the case.
School officials were made aware of an email threat to the building on Dobbins Road at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities were contacted immediately by school officials. Those in the building were safely evacuated.
“Principal Snyder and the entire staff acted very quickly and very efficiently. All students were relocated to the Poland football stadium, which was our best option to relocate 824 students,” Superintendent Craig Hockenberry said in a prepared statement.
An all-clear was issued at about 11:16 a.m. after a search of the building and grounds, and students were permitted to return to class.
“Although this was a major disruption, I could not be more proud of our students, our staff and everybody that was involved and the way they handled themselves today,” Hockenberry wrote.
Hockenberry said that threats against schools are very serious crimes, complicated and cause a lot of confusion.
“We appreciate everyone for their patience and their understanding as we learn and grow from each one of these,” he said.
The boy will remain in detention at least until after his next hearing. He will also have to undergo a mental health evaluation.