Cleveland man found guilty of menacing & making a bomb threat

Cleveland man found guilty of menacing & making a bomb threat
Spirlin J. Edwards' convicted at bomb trial in Summit County. (Source: Stow Police)
Spirlin J. Edwards' convicted at bomb trial in Summit County. (Source: Stow Police)

STOW, OH (WOIO) - Jurors have found Spirlin Edwards, 27, guilty of several charges, including threatening to blow up Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

On May 8, 2015 the Cleveland man called the high school and told the receptionist there was a bomb in the building and it would "go boom." Students and staff evacuated the building but a search turned up nothing.

Jurors, Friday, found Edwards guilty of inducing panic, telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing.

In January of last year, Edwards became violent with his ex-girlfriend, grabbing her and shoving her to the ground.

The following week, four tires on the victim's car were slashed while it was parked outside of where she worked. The victim and her family also began receiving numerous threatening text messages and emails which were eventually traced back to Edwards. Text messages included Edwards threatening to kill the victim and her family and burn their house down.

Then on May 8, 2015, Edwards called in a bomb threat to Stow-Munroe Falls High School, causing the evacuation of close to 2,000 people. Phone records show the call came from Edwards' mother's house, where Edwards lived at the time.

Edwards sentencing has been set for February 25.

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