Grandview Heights Police Question Student Who Posted Threat Online


The Grandview Heights Police Department has said there is no credible threat to students in the Grandview Heights school district after investigating a threat made online.

Police were notified by staff at Grandview Heights High School of the threat posted on social media referencing a school shooting.

The threat was posted on a social media account belonging to a current sophomore at the school.

Police were able to detain the student believed to be responsible for the post.

During a consent search of the apartment, officers found what appeared to be a homemade explosive.

Two apartment buildings in the immediate area were evacuated as the Columbus Division of Fire Bomb Squad examined the device.

Members of the Bomb Squad clear the residence and found the suspected device was a smoke bomb designed to look like an explosive.

While speaking with police, the suspect admitted to making the social media post in reference to the school.

He told authorities that the post was copied and pasted from another unknown person on social media, which was verified according to police.

The suspect was released to the custody of his mother. Criminal charges for inducing panic are pending.