UPDATE: Three Rivers Schools Address Threat; School In Session Thursday
Three Rivers Educational Campus in Cleves. File photo.
Update published at 12:53 p.m.:
Cleves Police said Thursday that the juvenile that was arrested Wednesday night made verbal threats only. At the time of his arrest, the 13-year-old was not in possession of any weapons, nor did he have access to them.
Update published at 7:18 a.m.:
Cleves Police say that the Taylor Middle School student arrested for inducing panic at Three Rivers Educational Campus has been taken into custody without incident.
In a statement made Thursday morning, the police department says the students and staff at TREC were never in any actual danger.
“This case is still being investigated and, due to the suspect being a juvenile, no further information will be released at this time,” police said.
Original story published at 6:20 a.m.:
(Cleves, Oh.) – Officials at Three Rivers Local Schools have alerted parents and students to a threat.
According to a statement on the school district’s Facebook page, school leaders were made aware of a threat “that induced a level of panic” at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The threat was reportedly made by a Taylor Middle School student.
“We immediately turned it over to the Cleves Police Department who are currently investigating the matter. We want to reassure you that at no time were any of our children or staff in actual danger, but as always we take the highest level of caution possible,” the district’s statement read.
Due to the nature of the threat and the ongoing investigation, the school district is not releasing any further details.
School will be in session Thursday, officials said. The district’s post assured parents that their children would be safe at school.
People with questions have been asked to reach out to the school’s director of communications, Lisa Whiteley.