No school Thursday after Newton Falls student arrested for threat
There is no school on Thursday for students in the Newton Falls Exempted Schools following a threat allegedly made by a female student.
School officials notified parents that staff will prepare for remote instruction that will begin on Friday, March 31, and continue through Monday, April 4. The district plans to return to full instruction on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at the conclusion of Spring Break.
21 News was on the scene Wednesday when a student was arrested by sheriff's deputies for allegedly writing a message on a high school bathroom wall threatening to shoot up the school.
Trumbull County Sheriff, Paul Monroe tells 21 News the female is a juvenile and that she had admitted to deputies that she was the one who wrote the threat.
Monroe says the student told deputies that she was forced to write the threat by a student from another school, but deputies have since discovered that she acted on her own accord.
The student will be charged with inducing panic and obstruction of justice. Monroe says he's not ruling out the possibility of additional charges.
This threat was reported just hours after various schools in Pennsylvania including schools in Mercer and Lawrence Counties were placed on lockdown in reference to prank calls to 911 regarding false threats being made to schools.
The village of Newton Falls recently reached an agreement with the village regarding a school resource officer with a new resource officer from the Sheriff's Department starting at the school Monday, March 27.