Boy, 13, Charged After Threats to Ockerman Middle School

For the third time in less than a week, a Northern Kentucky teenager faces charges after threats were allegedly made at a local school.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday morning that it arrested a 13-year old boy on Wednesday afternoon following threats to Ockerman Middle School in Florence.

According to the sheriff's office, the boy allegedly made threats to shoot three eighth grade girls specifically, and seventh graders in general.

The boy, investigators said, admitted to searching online for a sub machine gun during class.

Six students came forward to school officials who notified the school resource officer, Chris Saunders.

Saunders investigated and reportedly discovered that over the last several weeks, the boy made comments such as, "You're on my list", "You're going to be the first to go", "You're dead", "I'm coming for you", "I am going to shoot the school", "Watch out", "I'm warning you", "You're off my safe list", "I can't wait to blast these seventh graders", and "I will spray this school with bullets."

Investigators also said that the boy would hold his hand in the shape of a gun and point it at students, or would hold his hand in his jacket to make it appear as though he were armed.

The teen is charged with second degree terroristic threatening and is being held at the Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

The boy's arrest follows the arrest a student on Saturday who allegedly threatened violence against R.A. Jones Middle School in Florence and the arrests of two boys on Monday who allegedly made threats against the Ignite Institute in Erlanger.

-Staff report

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