A student was taken into custody by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office after a threat was made earlier in the week.
According to Pickerington High School North Principal Kiya Hunt, a 16-year-old student allegedly made a general threat toward the school at lunch on Monday.
A report from the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office stated that a witness said the student said he was going to pull the fire alarm and then “start shooting students in the back as they were trying to go back inside.”
A student, who was concerned about the alleged threat, approached staff members after school on Monday.
The student was taken into custody on Tuesday and was taken to a juvenile detention center, where the student remained as of Thursday afternoon.
The student is charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic.
Sheriff’s officials said that the student was on probation from a previous incident at the time the alleged threat was made on Monday.
Extra deputies were on site at the school on Thursday for a scheduled fire alarm to ensure safety of all students, according to sheriff’s officials.
School officials said that parents were notified of the alleged threat.
Parent Fred Clarke said that he was concerned when he heard about the alleged threats.
“It’s very concerning with all the children doing strange things across the country, so any parent would be alarmed to hear something like that,” Clarke said.
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