- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) - Police in northeast Ohio say they arrested a high school sophomore for threatening to bring a gun to last weekend’s Homecoming dance.

The 15-year-old Mentor High School student allegedly told a female student at school about his plan on Friday, and she told a police officer about it at the Friday night football game.

The (Willoughby) News-Herald (https://bit.ly/1CD7Q56) reports that police investigated and arrested the student the next day, charging him with inducing panic.

Mentor Police Lt. Tom Powers said the boy’s parents did have guns, but told police he didn’t have access to them.

The boy said he was only joking, but police said they don’t take chances with any school threats. The boy was in custody during the dance, and no incidents were reported.

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Information from: The News-Herald, https://www.news-herald.com/jrc-html/index/index_p33.html


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