FAIRBORN — UPDATE @ 9:49 a.m. (Feb. 23):
One of the two middle school students arrested on accusations they made threats prompting a lockdown at Fairborn High School Thursday appeared in court Friday.
The judge entered a plea of denial for the 11-year-old girl, who was charged with inducing panic.
The girl was ordered to stay in custody at juvenile detention.
The second child, the 12-year-old boy, did not appear as paperwork for the court was still in process, officials said.
UPDATE @ 11:50 a.m.:
Two middle school students have been arrested and charged for making threats that prompted a lockdown at Fairborn High School Thursday morning.
“The lockdown was due to a social media post that indicated Fairborn High School students and teachers were possibly in danger,” Fairborn police said in a media release.
Police originally said the lockdown was due to the vague threats, including a viral threat to an “SHS” school that multiple area schools investigated.
Police arrested two students from Baker Middle School in connection to the social media threats. An 11-year-old female was charged with inducing panic, and making terroristic threats. A 12-year-old male was charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing.
“Police Chief (Terry) Barlow advised that any and all social media posts that threaten the safety of our schools, students and staff will be prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law, regardless of the violator’s age,” according to the release.
UPDATE @ 8:19 a.m.:
The lockdown at Fairborn High School has been lifted after police checked the building following a threat made on social media involving “SHS.”
Fairborn High School is on a precautionary lockdown this morning on recommendation from police after various threats have been talked about in the area, school officials said.
The lockdown was in place at 7:50 a.m. and officials said there are no specific threats targeting the district.
We’re working to learn more.