Rittman High School student suspended for threatening message

Rittman High School student suspended for threatening message
(Source: WOIO)

RITTMAN, OH (WOIO) - A 16-year-old Rittman High School sophomore has been suspended for 10 days for writing a threatening message on a desk.

Rittman police say the boy wrote "shoot up the school" on a desk in one of the classrooms.

A teacher spotted the message on Feb. 26 and called police.

The student apparently wrote the message Friday, Feb. 23 but then called in sick Monday, Feb. 26, so officers interviewed the teen at his home.

He told officers he thought the message was "funny".

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