New Waterford teen accused of making 'active shooter' threat being held for mental health evaluation
A Columbiana County teen accused of making an "active shooter" threat will remain in the Trumbull County Jail for the time being.
Christian Blymiller, 18, of New Waterford was arrested on May 25th after allegedly making "suicidal and homicidal threats" that caused the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics to evacuate its building in Vienna Township.
The alleged threats came one day after an 18-year-old man fatally shot 19 children and two adults at a school in Texas.
According to dispatchers, a call came in on May 25th just before 4 p.m. that said a student was on his way to the school after buying a gun and two boxes of ammunition from a Youngstown pawnshop to shoot up the school.
Blymiller did not go to the campus with a weapon.
After Police phoned Blymiller and his father, the teen surrendered to police at a truck stop on Route 7 in North Lima at 6:30 p.m.
The father turned the weapon over to authorities.
Blymiller was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday but had his hearing continued to June 9th.
According to the court docket, the court had ordered a mental health evaluation, which has not been completed.
His preliminary hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in Girard Municipal Court.
Blymiller's bond will not be set until the mental health evaluation is complete.