WELLINGTON, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previous story detailing Gov. Mike DeWine's plan to make Ohio's schools safer.
A Wellington High School student was arrested on Monday after making threats against the school.
In a letter sent to district families, Superintendent Edward Weber says the arrest came after police determined the threats to be "reliable." He added that district leaders were notified about the threat, were able to investigate and "work together with law enforcement to act proactively."
In a statement to 3News, Wellington Exempted Village Schools Communications Coordinator Julie Short said the district's first priority "is the safety and welfare of our students and staff."
"We thank our Wellington Village Police and those that correctly voiced their concerns to the proper individuals," she added.
Weber also reminded district families about the Safer Ohio School Tip Line, which is a free, statewide resource to anonymously report school safety concerns by calling or texting 844-SAFEROH (844-723-3764) at any time of day.
You can read Weber's entire letter below:
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