COSHOCTON, Ohio — A 15-year-old Coshocton boy has been charged with inducing panic after his alleged threats prompted the lockdown of the Coshocton elementary and high schools earlier this month.
The Coshocton Tribune reports that the student, a high school freshman, is scheduled to be arraigned next Monday in Coshocton County Juvenile Court. The charge is the equivalent of a second-degree felony and if found delinquent, the student faces a minimum of one year in detention, with a maximum sentence of around six years.
Superintendent Dave Hire previously stated that all schools were placed on lockdown at around 8 a.m. on March 9 while authorities searched for the student who reportedly made the threats via Snapchat. According to posts on social media, the student warned others not to attend school and posted material related to past school shootings.
The student in question did not attend school that day and was located at his home. He was taken into custody and the lockdown was lifted around 9:30 a.m.