CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – One student will face disciplinary action and possible charges after threatening to bring a gun to school Monday. Sunday night around 10:45, Celina officers responded to a complaint from a concerned citizen regarding threats to the City Schools. A Celina High School student was involved with a group on social media and posted a video clip of himself holding a realistic looking handgun. He told the others that they had better not go to school the next day.
The caller was concerned and reported the incident to police – something authorities say they were validated in feeling.
The investigation revealed that the gun was an airsoft BB gun which did look real. The student who made the post was cooperative with police and stated it was a joke. Officials at the Celina City Schools were notified and will take disciplinary actions. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is also expected to file charges for inducing panic.
The Celina Police Department says they take this and all such incidents which present a threat or potential threat to students seriously. We will always investigate pursue charges regardless of the reasoning behind the threat. Officials remind that these types in incidents are never a joke and will never be treated as such.