Student arrested after bomb threats at Elyria High School lead t - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Student arrested after bomb threats at Elyria High School lead to added security

(Source: Elyria Police) (Source: Elyria Police)
(Source: WOIO) (Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO) (Source: WOIO)

Elyria police arrested a tenth-grade student from Elyria High School after school officials and police received a second bomb threat in a week.

According to school officials, police received a threat late Monday night from a caller who said several bombs were placed in trash cans around the school and he was going to bring a gun in. The caller told police that he was upset about his grades.

Police, school officials, and explosive K9s conducted a sweep, but no explosives were found in the school. A concerned parent did tell police about a Snapchat photo that was found hinting at some sort of homemade explosive device. 

Officers contacted the student who posted the picture, who was identified as a 15-year-old boy. He said he was upset about being made fun of at school for the "swatting" incident last week. The boy admitted to sharing the photos but denied any involvement in the phone threats. He was charged with making terroristic threats and inducing panic. He was taken to Lorain County Juvenile Detention Home.

The threats come as the school year winds down. Thursday is the last scheduled day for students at Elyria High School.

Download the Cleveland 19 News app and First Alert Weather app.

Copyright 2017 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly