CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio - A school in Chagrin Falls was evacuated after a student walked in the school and said he had a bomb. And a district in Lake County is investigating a series of threats.
The Chagrin Falls school district said the threat was made on the 7-12 campus at about 10 a.m., affecting both the middle and high schools.
According to Chagrin Falls police, 18-year-old Addison McBrayer – a senior at Chagrin Falls High School – was wearing a rubber, horsehead mask and carrying a black bag. The assistant principal asked him what was in the bag and McBrayer said it contained 25 pounds of plastic explosives, police said.
McBrayer was immediately detained and turned over a school resource officer, who saw the confrontation, investigators said.
Police later determined there were no explosives in the bag. McBrayer was charged with inducing panic and taken to the Solon jail.
As a precaution, school officials moved all staff and students to Harris Stadium.
Despite outdoor plans for the day at the stadium, police said administrators ended up dismissing students for the day.
Also Friday, Perry High School in Lake County reported a threat was found written in a restroom stall Thursday morning.
The district said an investigation into the threat found no information that would indicate it was anything but a hoax. The school held an assembly with students Thursday to talk about the threat.
School officials decided to continue with school Friday while operating on high alert with an increased police on campus.
Then Friday afternoon, Parkside Elementary School and Solon Middle School went on lockdown after a nearby police incident, our news partners at Patch reported .
The district did not offer specifics about the incident that prompted the lockdown.