UPDATE TUESDAY A.M.: CCSO: 1 CM student charged with inducing panic and detained; other 2 released to parents

Staff report

UPDATE 9:20 A.M. TUESDAY: Col. Brian Prickett told the News Journal that one of the youths — a 13-year-old male — was charged with inducing panic and was placed in detention. The other two children were released to their parents.

Monday’s story is below:

CLINTON COUNTY — A search for three youths who “walked away from Clinton-Massie” Monday morning, according to Col. Brian Prickett of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, continued well into late afternoon until the three were finally taken into custody.

Prickett told the News Journal via text at 4:55 p.m. that “all three have been found; two headed to detention.”

No information on possible charges was immediately available.

At 3:20 p.m. police scanner traffic indicated a deputy reported one was in custody while the two other had run into the woods and were following a creek line around the area of George and Wilmington Roads. A police K9 unit was bought in around 3:30 p.m.

The search by deputies was focused around SR 73, Denny Road and Doster Road in Chester Township in the morning, as well as around the BP and Shell stations at SR 73 and I-71, according to police scanner traffic Monday.

The three students are all middle school students, said high school Principal Aaron Seewer, contacted by phone Monday morning. The search was being held off-campus, he noted, and the situation was not considered a threat at the school where normal activities were continuing, he said.

At one point a cell phone was reported pinging around Denny Road, but later at 11 a.m. law enforcement reported that the youths’ “phones have been turned off.”

Law enforcement was in contact with parents of the youths early in the process, scanner traffic indicated.


Staff report