Police arrest 11-year-old student following false alarm bomb threat at Cuyahoga Falls school


CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (WJW) — Police have arrested an 11-year-old student following a bomb threat incident at a Cuyahoga Falls school that was determined to be a false alarm.

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Officers were called to Richardson Elementary School on May 4 after a bomb was reported on the premises. Various law enforcement, including K9s, helped in making a sweep of the school but no threat was found.

Following the incident, the Cuyahoga Falls Detective Bureau continued to investigate, which lead them to a student who attended the school and an eventual arrest.

Police said the 11-year-old is also believed to be behind an earlier incident where pornographic material was shared in online classes over Zoom.

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The Cuyahoga Falls Police Department says the child is charged with inducing a panic and for sharing harmful material with juveniles, both first degree misdemeanors.


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