Ohio boy, 12, charged over school threat posted on Instagram


NORTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old Ohio boy accused of posting a threat to his middle school on social media has been suspended and charged with making false alarms.

Administrators of Norton Middle School near Akron were notified about the threat Monday morning, and the student was taken into custody on his school bus when it arrived in the parking lot.

Police and the school didn’t publicly identify the student or share specifics about the threat made on Instagram. Investigators determined the boy didn’t have the means to follow through with the threat.

WOIO-TV reports the student wasn’t armed.

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