Ross County – The Sheriff’s office reported that a 15-year-old has been taken into custody after making a threat against a Ross County school
According to the Ross County Sheriff’s office, shortly before 6:00 a.m. this morning an administrator from Paint Valley Schools alerted my office about a comment on a social media post. The comment said there was a bomb going off at the school this morning
Administrators canceled classes and my office responded to the school to conduct a search.
Explosives detection K-9s from the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals, and State Fire Marshal searched the campus and did not find any explosives.
The post was made by a 15-year-old male who was a resident of Chillicothe but attended Paint Valley.
The investigation determined that the juvenile did not place a bomb and it was only a threat.
The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and will face charges in Juvenile Court.