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Student arrested in connection with Elyria school threats

Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 7:32 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 at 10:34 AM EST
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LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - One student is in custody for allegedly making threats directed at Westwood Middle School.

Elyria City School officials said they became aware of the threats on social media Sunday evening.

“That is what we hope for anytime a community member a parent catches any wind of anything like this we need you to speak up to monitor your child’s social media accounts,” said Superintendent Ann Schloss.

Lorain County Sheriff deputies were immediately notified and an arrest was made early Monday morning.

According to Detective Lieutenant Robert Vansant Jr., a deputy tracked down the juvenile suspect who admitted to making a Snap Chat in someone else’s name and posting the threat about a shooting at the school.

The juvenile is now charged with terrorist threat, inducing panic and aggravated menacing.

Detective Lieutenant Vansant Jr. said extra patrols were present at Westwood Middle School Monday.

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