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14-year-old boy connected with Shaker Heights school social media threat

The Shaker Heights Police Department identified one individual linked to the social media threats.

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — EDITOR’S NOTE: The video above is from May 26, 2022, when hundreds of Shaker Heights students held a walk out, demanding change. 

The Shaker Heights Police Department finished its investigation of the threats made earlier this month to the Shaker Heights School District. 

On Wednesday, June 8, investigators announced they identified a 14-year-old Shaker Heights male student as the lone perpetrator of the threats. 

At this time, the Shaker Heights Police Department is forwarding all criminal charges to the department's juvenile justice partners.  

After receiving a social media threat on June 2, the Shaker Heights High School and Middle School operated normally with extra security and police presence, according to Shaker Heights Schools’ Facebook. 

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According to school officials, the threat was described as a social media account with “threatening language” to Shaker Heights Middle School and Shaker Heights High School.

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In an updated version of the Facebook post from June 3, school officials notified the public that the Shaker Heights Police Department identified two individuals associated with the threats to the schools. 

UPDATE, June 3: The Shaker Heights Police Department has identified two individuals in association with the social media...

Posted by Shaker Heights Schools on Thursday, June 2, 2022

In the district’s statement on Facebook, school officials asked parents to keep an eye on their children’s social media accounts. 

“The District takes every threat seriously and will not tolerate disruption of our learning environment. As always, we ask all parents, staff, children and community members to be alert to suspicious activity, and contact the school administrator and/or police immediately if anything unusual is observed or heard. We also encourage parents to monitor their child’s social media.” 

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