Officials: Alleged threats, burglary fabricated by Monroe Co. student

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UPDATE 1:30 p.m.:

Sheriff Charles Black has confirmed that the alleged victim also reported a false burglary at the home.

Sheriff Black said that at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Department received a call from the alleged victim, stating that someone had broken into the home and destroyed belongings.

After investigating, officials have found that the alleged victim staged the whole event, and that there was no burglary.

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UPDATE 11:55 a.m.:

According to Monroe County officials, reports of threats toward a Beallsville High School student have been shown to have been fabricated.

A call reportedly came in to the Monroe County Sheriffs Department around midnight concerning a threat being made toward a freshman at Beallsville High School.

Officials began investigating immediately and tracked the phone. Officers made contact with residents at that home, searched the home, and secured all of the phones inside.

Officers then discovered that the individual that was sending the alleged threats was actually the alleged victim.

There is still an investigation as to why these threats were fabricated, because it has induced panic.

The freshman is currently being questioned, and will be charged with numerous crimes and also felony inducing panic.

Officials say that there is no threat to any students.

Stay with 7News for more details.

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UPDATE: 

According to Monroe County Prosecutor James Peters, their office has not received a criminal complaint involving the alleged threats made toward a Monroe County high school student on social media.

Peters also said that they have not yet received investigation details from the Sheriff’s Office, but that many people have been stopping by the prosecutor’s office to ask what is being done about the incident.

7News is working to gather more information.

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ORIGINAL:

7News has received many calls and messages to the station about alleged threats being made to a Monroe County high school student over social media.

Switzerland of Ohio School District released the following statement, per Superintendent Jeff Greenley:

Switzerland of Ohio Schools is working closely with Monroe County Sheriffs department. We’ll ensure that board policy and Ohio law is followed. Can’t comment any further on the investigation because it is ongoing.

7News is working with Monroe County Sheriffs Department to gather more information.

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