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12-year-old boy charged with WB school threats

BELOIT — Goshen police have identified and charged a West Branch student who made threats that resulted in classes being canceled one day last week.

A 12-year-old boy from Homeworth has been charged with inducing panic, a second-degree felony, after making a threat determined to be a potential risk to the safety of students and staff Jan. 26. Classes were canceled out of caution and an investigation found the threat to be not credible.

Staff and students were able to return that night for athletic activities.

According to Goshen police, school administrators advised school resource officer Anthony Pilolli of the threat at the middle school. All buildings were cleared so police could conduct an investigation.

The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.

The charge has been forwarded to the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center.

khowell@salemnews.net

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