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Lorain County student charged with Inducing Panic after sending in a bomb threat to school

Officials say that they evacuated the school immediately after receiving the threat.
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LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — A local student is in police custody today after officials say that he sent in a bomb threat to his own school.

According to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office, officers were dispatched to Firelands High School on Monday afternoon around 11 a.m. to check on a bomb threat that a student had received via a text message. 

Staff and students were evacuated immediately, and the Lorain County Sheriff's Office quickly worked to lock down the school and conduct a thorough investigation. 

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During the investigation, officials say that a student was identified as a suspect, and around 12:30 p.m., the student confessed to making the threat from an app on his phone. 

The building was cleared and staff and students were allowed to resume normal activities. 

The student, who has not been identified, is currently admitted to the Lorain County Detention Home and has been charged with Inducing Panic.

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