PORTAGE COUNTY -- A 16-year-old Waterloo High School student is in the Portage/Geauga Juvenile Detention Center after a bomb threat call this morning to the school district superintendent's office was traced back to him.
He admitted making the call and was charged with one felony count of inducing panic and a misdemeanor count of making false alarms.
Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak said that, about 7:04 a.m. Monday, a telephone call was received at the Waterloo Schools Superintendents Office, stating that a bomb was in one of the schools.
The Waterloo School complex is made up of the primary, secondary, and the high school. All of the schools were immediately evacuated.
Deputies from the Portage County Sheriffs Office, along with school administration and staff, began a search of the buildings.
During the investigation, a phone number was identified as associated with this call and contact was made with a boy, who admitted making the call.
He was taken into custody and charged.