Student Arrested; Security Threats Cancel Ohio Schools

posted by Nick Kuhn / Huntington News Desk -

Multiple schools will be closed in Lawrence County, OH Thursday including the Rock Hill School District after a threat on social media, a school board member said. That official says "school is cancelled out of an abundance of caution. "

A juvenile student at Rock Hill High School has been arrested. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says the girl was arrested about 2 Thursday morning, and has admitted her involvement in the threat. The teen is in the Lawrence County Juvenile Center. Rock Hill Local Schools are closed Thursday due to the threat.

The threat was spread on social media including SnapChat and Facebook.

Following a release from Rock Hill Schools, Symmes Valley Schools also announced their doors would be closed on Facebook:

Also, following multiple posts on social media that Collins Career Center would be closing too, this message appeared on their website:

Although no cause for the closure is listed here, WSAZ.com lists "threat made at the school" as the reason for cancellation. It is unknown at this time if the teen in custody is responsible for all of the threats or the Rock Hill threat was an isolated incident. Keep checking back for more details.

Some parts of this story were contributed by WSAZ.com

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