14-year-old in court for threats against St. John's Jesuit, Maumee High School

14-year-old in court for threats against St. John's Jesuit, Maumee High School

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A 14-year-old Maumee High School student is in court Friday for making threats against two schools.

The student faces felony charges for making terroristic threats against St. John's Jesuit and Maumee High School Thursday morning.

The teens attorney waived formal reading and denied the charges.

The threats forced the schools to close for the safety of the students. Cell phone providers helped police track the student down.

During the proceedings, the teen's parents argued he needs to be with family during this time and they want him home.

However, Prosecutors requested the teen be held in detention until the next court hearing due to the seriousness of the crimes. The judge accepted this request.

"You can't take a chance on these," prosecutor Lori Olender said. "This is as serious as it gets. And we have to protect the public and these students at these schools because maybe down the line someone will say it was a joke, but you just don't know about these things."

The teen will remain in custody until his trial next month.

Meanwhile both Maumee High School and St. John's Jesuit High School reopened Friday.

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