2 middle school students arrested after Fairborn High lockdown


FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) — The Fairborn Police Department said Thursday two students were arrested after a threat caused a lockdown at Fairborn High School.

The lockdown was recommended by police after a social media post indicated Fairborn High School students and teacher were possibly in danger, according to police.

The lockdown was lifted at 7:45 am Thursday.

Fairborn police an investigation quickly resulted in the arrest of two Baker Middle School students, an 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.

The 11-year-old has been charged with inducing panic and making terroristic threats. The 12-year-old was charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing.

Fairborn Police Chief Terry Barlow said, “Any and all social media posts that threaten the safety of our schools’ students and staff will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of the violator’s age.”

There were no reports of incidents at the school and school officials stress the lockdown was a precautionary measure.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

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