Teen arrested for threats against Maumee, St. John's high schools, charges pending

Teen arrested for threats against Maumee, St. John's high schools, charges pending
(Source: WTOL)

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A Maumee teenager was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly making threats toward Maumee and St. John's Jesuit high schools.

According to Maumee Department of Public Safety, a 14-year-old Maumee High School freshman will likely face felony charges for "making a terroristic threat." The threats caused both schools to close for the day.

The teen is in custody and will face a judge Friday.

St. John's Jesuit High School received an anonymous threat Wednesday night, according to a school administrator. They elected to close the school while police investigated the threat.

"Right now, we are cooperating with police as they investigate," said Mike Savona, president of St. John's Jesuit.

Police confirmed no one was hurt.

St. John's says the school will be open for classes Friday.

At Maumee High School, a threat began to spread on the social media app Snapchat.

By the time school officials were aware of the threat, students had already begun to show up for classes. The school canceled classes and told parents to pick up their children.

"This is not a game," Jeff Siebenaler of Maumee Police said. "If the person who did this is identified, we will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law."

Maumee officials announced all their athletic events and practices were canceled for Thursday. However, the school will reopen Friday. There will be counselors on campus for students.

The threats to both schools came after a rash of school shootings and threats throughout the country.

In Kentucky, police say a 15-year-old student went on a shooting rampage that killed two and injured more than

In Texas, a 15-year-old girl was wounded after a 16-year-old student allegedly opened fire in the cafeteria of their high school.

In Stark County, Ohio, authorities charged an 18-year-old student after he allegedly made a threat to "Columbine" the school.

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