Medina High School Gets Terrorist Threat From Student
Heavier police presence will be at Medina High School today when students start the week.
"Medina Police arrested an 18-year-old Medina High School student Sunday evening and charged him with "making a terrorist threat," a Class D felony which could carry a minimum of two to four years in prison, according to Chief Jose Avila," according to WGRZ.
One student contacted school authorities when they saw suspicious behavior coming from the 18-year-old junior's social media accounts. The comments made on social media were:
...references to carrying out violent acts at specific times during the school day. He also posted that classmates had bullied him.
The male student is being held on $25,000 cash bail and $50,000 bond. No word on exactly what the threats exactly were.
The Superintendent of Medina issued this statement to parents:
Late Friday evening, I was advised of an alleged threat made by a current Medina High School student regarding the individual’s plans to harm other Medina High School students at school on Monday. Upon learning of the alleged threat, District officials immediately contacted the Medina Police Department. It is my understanding that a criminal investigation remains on-going. The District has suspended the student from school and is moving forward with a discipline proceeding regarding the alleged conduct. To protect the integrity of the investigation and proceeding, the District cannot provide further comment at this time.
The Medina Central School District will continue to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff. Please know that the safety of students and staff is our number one priority. Any threats will be dealt with in a serious manner. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 798-2700.
Thank you for your ongoing support.