Ohio student who made threats, had pellet gun is arrested


ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy who threatened to shoot staff and students and had a pellet gun at an Ohio school has been arrested.

The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the boy was taken into custody after making threats at an Elyria middle school Wednesday. Police say the teen fled when school officials confronted him at dismissal Wednesday about rumors he had a gun and told him officers were on their way.

School and police officials say no one was hurt.

Police say the teen was found hiding inside a vacant home Thursday morning. Police say the teen acknowledged having the pellet gun, which was found by a homeowner, at school.

The boy is being held at a detention center and faces juvenile charges of inducing panic, making terroristic threats and burglary.

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Information from: The Chronicle-Telegram, http://www.chronicletelegram.com