Meigs students makes verbal threat; no danger found

By Lindsay Kriz - [email protected]

POMEROY — A verbal threat Thursday caused the removal of a student from Meigs High School.

Rusty Bookman, Meigs Local Schools superintendent, said an unidentified student made some questionable comments to another student, who then reported it to the administration. The administration contacted the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, and both did an investigation, including the sheriff’s office interviewing the parents of the student who made the alleged threat.

After completing their investigation, both parties determined there was no validity to the threat, although the school will continue to have its resource officers on site Friday morning.

Bookman said he wanted to provide a statement for the public to curb any potential misinformation that may spread through social media.

“There’s no imminent danger at this point in time,” he said. “It was a bad choice by the person and the statements that they made, but you do what you’ve got to do to ensure safety.”

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood called the incident a “minor problem that was handled.”

“The school and my officers checked it out,” he said.

By Lindsay Kriz

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Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555 or on Twitter @JournalistKriz.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555 or on Twitter @JournalistKriz.