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Student charged after making threat against Kent Roosevelt High School

The 15-year-old is charged with inducing panic, intimidation, and retaliation.
Credit: Kent City School District

KENT, Ohio — The Kent Police Department has made an arrest after a reported threat was made Monday at Kent Roosevelt High School.

A 15-year-old student is facing charges of intimidation, inducing panic, and retaliation. He was taken into custody on Tuesday.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. Monday when a Kent police officer patrolling the school was told about a vague threat made on social media the night before, police said.

The officer went to speak with the 15-year-old student who allegedly made the threat, but couldn't find him at first.

Police say "safety procedures" were initiated. The student was later found in the library and was not engaged in "threatening behavior." 

Police took the student into custody and the school is operating normally.

"The Kent Police Department and Kent City Schools take all potential threats very seriously.  Exact responses to situations cannot be shared publicly because of safety reasons, but the safety of our students is always our first priority," Kent police said in the news release.

No other details were provided. Stick with 3News for more information as it becomes available.


Editor's Note: The above video is from an unrelated report.

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