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12-year-old faces charge following school threat that canceled Valentine's Day dance in Bay Village

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 17:05:30-05

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — The Bay Village Police Department said Tuesday that a 7th-grade student is facing a criminal charge for making a threat against students who were going to attend the Bay Middle School Valentine's Day dance.

As a result of the threat, the school canceled the dance, police said.

Police investigated the threat after being notified by the school and determined the threat to be "not credible."

According to authorities, the 12-year-old boy who allegedly made the threat will be charged with inducing panic.

Interim Superintendent Char Shryock released the following statement:

“We have a threat-assessment protocol in place. We are working closely with the Bay Village Police Department. The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are always our top priority.”

No additional details were provided.

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