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Student arrested for threat that closed Berea-Midpark Middle School on Friday

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Posted at 6:43 AM, Dec 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 15:06:58-05

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Berea City School District announced on Friday morning that the Berea-Midpark Middle School was closed Friday out of an "abundance of caution" due to a social media threat.

On Friday afternoon, school officials said that Middleburg Heights police had investigated the threat and obtained information for a search warrant at the home of a juvenile student. The student was arrested and will be taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

The district posted the initial announcement about the threat on its website. It said the threat was received late Thursday night.

"If you have children in another BCSD school and if you are concerned for their safety, please feel free to keep them home today," the district said.

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