Chagrin Falls: Student named, charged in 'explosives' threat

7:13 PM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
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CHAGRIN FALLS -- An 18-year-old senior was charged with inducing panic for a threat he made Friday morning at Chagrin Falls High School.

Police arrested and charged Addison McBrayer, 18, with inducing panic after he entered the school wearing a rubber, horse's head mask and carrying a black bag.

McBrayer is being held in the Solon City Jail.

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Police Cheif Jim Brosius released a statement just after 5 p.m. Friday.

Brosius said that at about 9:45 a.m. Friday, McBrayer walked into the high school wearing a rubber, horse's head mask and carrying a black bag.

McBrayer was confronted by the assistant principal, who inquired as to what was in the bag. McBrayer responded that the bag contained 25 pounds of plastic explosives.

McBrayer was placed under arrest by Chagrin Falls Patrolman James Levine for inducing panic. Levine was working as a school security officer at the time and was present during the initial confrontation.

It was later determined that there were no explosives in the bag. McBrayer was returned to the police station, booked and taken to the Solon City Jail.

The Lake County Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, Geauga County, Cuyahoga County and Cleveland RTA K-9 units were summoned to the campus.

Several neighboring police departments also assisted. Students were evacuated from the High School and Middle School and the schools were locked down.

School was dismissed for the day and the students were systematically released to their parents.

A thorough search of the premises was completed. Nothing was found. Officers and special units finished about 2:06 p.m.


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