13-year-old Ridge Middle School student charged with inducing panic after bomb threat note

MENTOR, Ohio - A 13-year-old student has been charged with inducing panic after Ridge Middle School in Mentor received a bomb threat.

Mentor police were called to the middle school at about 11:15 a.m. on Thursday when a note was found in a boy's restroom. The note said a bomb would go off in the school, according to police.

Police officers, firefighters and school staff searched the building. Mentor police said an explosives detection K-9 also went through the school. About two hours later, Ridge Middle School was cleared and the students returned from nearby Brentmoor Elementary School, the school said.

On Tuesday, Mentor police said they arrested and charged a 13-year-old on the second-degree felony. The student wrote the note that lead to the evacuation.

Ridge Middle School received another threat on Feb. 15. Police said a student called the school and said he was going to bring in a gun. The threat was unsubstantiated and no one was in danger, according to Mentor police.

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