Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Amherst School Evacuated After Bomb Threat (Updated)

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

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Update: Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who attends Marion L. Steele High School in connection with the bomb threat earlier this week. Cops traced the call and well.. that's something the kid should have known was going to happen. According to the PD, the kid was also wanted for some various other offenses including driving without a license.

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Update: Students have returned to the building after police investigated and found nothing suspicious.

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According to multiple reports, a bomb threat was phoned in to Marion L. Steele High School at 7:29 a.m. this morning.

Police are investigating and have evacuated students to two other buildings.

A 17-year-old Marion L. Steele High School student is accused of calling in a bomb threat Friday morning, leading to an evacuation and police investigation.

The Amherst boy was arrested this morning.

The caller told a school official at 7:36 a.m. Oct. 8 that a bomb was set to go off in 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Students were moved to two nearby school buildings as police and paramedics arrived. The search found nothing unusual.

Police traced the call, which led them to the boy, Lt. Joseph Kucirek said.

The boy's father told his son not to talk to detectives. He was taken to the Lorain County Detention Home on felony charges of inducing panic and making false alarms.

The boy was also wanted on three unrelated charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving without a license and operating an unsafe vehicle on Jan. 5, 2009, Kucirek said.

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