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Juvenile Accused After Bomb Threat at Twenhofel Middle School

A text message from one student to another led to the evacuation of Twenhofel Middle School in Independence on Wednesday afternoon. 

The text message indicated that there was a bomb in a locker at the school, part of the Kenton County School District.

Kenton County Police responded to the campus after the school resource officer informed them of what had taken place. A bomb-sniffing dog was brought in by the CVG Airport Police who were assisted by the Independence Fire Department and the Cincinnati Fire Department's bomb squad.

Investigators searched the school and the locker in question and nothing was found. Students returned to the building at 2:00 p.m.

Kenton Co. Police report that the suspect is a juvenile and that no information about his identity will be released. In the report, the police department said that making false statements that one has placed a weapon of mass destruction on the property of a school is considered first degree terroristic threatening, punishable by five to ten years in prison.

The school district sent a letter home to parents explaining Wednesday's situation. No students were injured and all were accounted for. The police department report said that it is very important to stress that the evacuation went very smoothly.

Source: Kenton Co. Police Department

Photo: Twenhofel Middle School

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