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Published: Wednesday, 9/4/2013 - Updated: 3 years ago

Perrysburg High School student suspended for suspected threat online


A 16-year-old Perrysburg High School student has been accused by police of threatening on the Internet several other Perrysburg students.

Perrysburg Schools Superintendent Tom Hosler said the accused student has been suspended pending further measures.

The student has not been criminally charged, but police are investigating. Perrysburg police said in a statement that the department is consulting with the Wood County Prosecutor to determine appropriate criminal charges.

The investigation so far found that the person identified as the author of the posting on the Internet was not responsible for the threats, Perrysburg police said. The post was published prior to the start of the school year last month, but police did not disclose where on the Internet it was posted. Detectives found the true source of the post. Police said threatened students were in no imminent danger of harm.

Details of the posts or other information about the accused or the alleged victims was not disclosed by police or by school officials.

Mr. Hosler said high school Principal Michael Short has spoken with the families of students named in the threatening post. While Mr. Hosler couldn't provide more information because of the ongoing investigation, he did say such occurrences are rare.

"Students recognize writing and posting things online can result in a lot of bad things to happen," he said. "You can't joke, and you can't go there."

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