Sheriff: Emotionally distressed student admits to leaving note with bomb threat at Richland County high school

Sheriff: Emotionally distressed student admits to leaving note with bomb threat at Richland County high school
Note left at Crestview High School

RICHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Richland County Prosecutor’s Office will determine if a 16-year-old boy should face charges for inducing panic after leaving a threatening note inside the bathroom at Crestview High School.

The note was first discovered in the men’s bathroom at Crestview High School shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the crime report from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the school and interviewed three students who were seen on surveillance video entering the bathroom at around the time the note was found.

The first student was cleared of any involvement.

The second student told investigators that he discovered the note sticking out of a bathroom door. It appeared to be written on a notepad from an election campaign and read, “I can’t wait for the bomb to go off today.”

The student immediately brought it to the principal’s office, according to the sheriff’s office.

The third student that was questioned by investigators initially denied leaving the note, but eventually started crying to deputies and admitted to leaving the note behind.

Deputies and paramedics took the boy to the hospital for mental evaluation.

The charges were taken over to the prosecutor’s office.

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