Deputies say teen girl facing charges following school threat in Scioto County, Ohio
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WCHS/WVAH) —
The Scioto County Sheriff's Office said a teen girl is facing charges following an investigation into a school threat.
Deputies said they received several calls from parents Wednesday after a social media post stating someone was coming to shoot people at various schools in the county.
The sheriff's office along with the Portsmouth Police Department, Pike County Sheriff's Office and New Boston Police Department began an investigation. Detectives tracked the social media account back to a home on State Route 23 in Portsmouth.
Detectives questioned two juveniles early Thursday morning. A 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with escape for running away from a foster home. Detectives said he was not involved in the threats.
Detectives said they searched the cell phone of a 15-year-old female. The girl was charged with five counts of inducing panic for each school listed and one count of making a terroristic threat. Both juveniles were taken to the Ross County Detention Center.
Sheriff Marty Donini said the quick arrest was thanks to the efforts of the partnering police agencies, the community and school officials. The investigation is ongoing that could result in additional charges.