13-year-old student arrested after alleged threat

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) - A 13-year-old Jefferson County student is in custody after he allegedly made a threat to "shoot up the school".

According to our news partners with the Herald-Star, Sheriff's Deputies say the Buckeye Local Junior High School student made the threat on the school bus.

After questioning several other kids and parents, the Sheriff's Department took the boy into custody Wednesday, on a pending charge of inducing panic.

The Herald-Star reports that according to deputies, the child was on probation through juvenile court.

Deputies say that the boy's mother claimed her son has problems with other students at school, and that they are trying to get him into trouble.

According to the Herald-Star, deputies searched the residence and found two pocketknives.

We'll keep you updated.

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