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Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 10:11 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 12:51 PM
DAYTON — A threat by a Belmont High School student who was taken into custody by police outside of school early Wednesday spiraled into rumors of an armed student in the school later in the morning, panicking students, prompting a lockdown and worrying parents with yet another report of a firearm in an area school.
UPDATE@4:16 p.m.: The student taken into custody has been charged with making terroristic threats, and was booked into the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center, Dayton police said.
UPDATE @ 11:24 a.m.:
Dayton police tweeted that threats had been made between two students outside of the school. It was then circulated rumors of that a weapon had been it into the school that prompted a lockdown Wednesday, according to police.
Nothing was found in the building during a sweep.
#BelmontHS Maj. Wiesman on threat at school: There were threats between 2 students outside of school which was taken care of by DPD. Rumors of these threats regarding weapon made it into school causing lockdown. Building was checked, nothing was found.— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) March 7, 2018
Dayton police Major Joe Wiesman said the department was prepared to respond to a situation like this and were at the building within seconds. They met with parents and students in the school’s auditorium before sending students back to class.
Weisman said everything they planned for was well executed. He also echoed the department investigated the initial text message exchange and made an arrest in that case.
Students were unaware that the text message issue was resolved, so someone called police to report a possible person with a gun in the building.
UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m.:
Dayton police said a report of a student with a gun at Belmont High School was unfounded, according to a tweet posted around 10:40 a.m.
Police added that “everyone is safe.”
We received a report of a person with a gun at #BelmontHS. DPD personnel responded and the school was cleared. The call/information was unfounded. Everyone is safe.— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) March 7, 2018
“A rumor began circulating there was an active shooter at Belmont,” Dayton Public Schools spokeswoman Marsha Bonhart said in a emailed statement. “Because any threat is taken seriously, Dayton Police and (Dayton Public Schools) safety and security brought students to the exterior grounds of the building as an investigation continued. There is no indication of an active shooter.”
Bonhart said a one-call was sent to parents alerting them of the situation.
A second, separate incident happened Wednesday morning before the gun threat, where one student texted another, asking if it was true they were going to shoot-up the school, Bonhart said. The student responded “no” but the responding student was arrested for the incident.
We’ll continue to update this page as details become available.
UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m.
Dayton police are currently investigating a report of a student that might have brought a gun to Belmont High School.
The investigation and evacuation of the school are not connected to an earlier investigation of a possible threat at the school, according to a Dayton Public Schools spokeswoman.
Medics have been sent to the scene to stage in the area, but there have been no reports of injuries initially, per scanner traffic.
Some parents have arrived at the school to pick up students, according to the Dayton schools spokeswoman.
We’ll continue to update this page as details become available.
We’re working to learn more about an active investigation at Belmont High School in Dayton Wednesday morning.
Police responded to the high school at 2615 Wayne Avenue around 10 a.m. on reports of a threat at the school, according to initial reports.
Our crews on the scene report the school has been evacuated and students are outside the school.
Dispatchers said police responded to reports of someone in the school with a gun.
Earlier this morning, this newsroom received tips a threat was under investigation at Belmont High School, but a Dayton schools spokeswoman was not able to confirm threats were under investigation.
There have been no injuries reported, but multiple officers have responded to the scene.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
DAYTON — Dayton police and fire responded to calls of a car fire in the parking lot of Dayton Supply and Tool Sunday.
The call came in around 3:40 a.m. at the location of 140 N. Keowee St. in Dayton.
The driver of the vehicle was the only one involved and not injured.
The cause of the fire was not known.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
— Mostly sunny skies are expected today, which will be a nice day with highs in the lower 50s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Tonight: A few more clouds are expected overnight as temperatures drop into the lower 30s.
Monday: Clouds will increase through the day with highs in the lower to middle 50s. The chance for rain returns in the evening, and with temperatures falling past sunset, a few wet flakes may mix in as well.
Tuesday: A few lingering snow showers or a wintry mix will be possible early. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 40s.
Wednesday: The chance for any snow looks small, but can’t be ruled out. It’ll be a cold day with highs in the upper 30s.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 11:51 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:48 AM
— UPDATE @ 12:42 a.m.:
Interstate 75 south of the Austin Landing exit just before the Springboro Franklin exit is now open after being shut down following a vehicle accident.
The single vehicle crash occurred when a car traveling northbound on I-75 drove into the median then into the southbound lane causing the car to flip at least one time, according to troopers.
One male, the driver of the car, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, troopers said.
The southbound lanes were shut down for about an hour.
It is not known what caused the accident.
UPDATE @ 11:55 p.m.:
The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 are shut down due to debris in the roadway following a rollover crash involving more than one vehicle, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post.
It is not clear how many people are injured, nor whether any lanes will reopen soon.
The crash was reported around 11:45 p.m. at the 40 milepost, south of the Austin Landing exit just before the Springboro Franklin exit.
Crews were called tonight to a report of an injury crash on in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 south of the Austin Landing exit.
The crash was reported around 11:45 p.m.
According to initial reports, at least one vehicle was on its top.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post is investigating.
We have a crew on the way and will update this report.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 1:35 AM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 1:35 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 1:59 a.m.:
There were no reported injuries in a reported shots fired incident at K-9 Club in Dayton.
Crews are on scene of a reported shots fired at K-9 Club in Dayton located at 5100 Germantown Pike, according to regional dispatch.
The call came in around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, per initial reports.