Groveport-Madison student facing felony charge for threats towards the school district

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FRANKLIN CO. (WCMH) — A second arrest was made Tuesday in connection with threats made against the Groveport Madison School District.

Police have not said if today’s arrest made is connected to the threat made against Groveport Madison Middle School North, but they did say the student arrested is facing felony charges

The Groveport Madison student arrested Tuesday could face a charge of inducing panic and do some serious time, according to Madison Township Police Chief Gary York.

“It is serious they are disrupting the lives of a lot of students and their families by making these threats,” said York.

The threat caused school officials to close schools districtwide because of the threat posted on social media.

“It’s frustrating to our kids because we have 57,000 kids out there who have been affected by someone’s foolishness,” said Hurd.

Interim Superintendent John Hurd received a call around 2am Tuesday about multiple threats made online.

School officials sent a letter out to parents at Groveport Madison Middle School North about potential threats.

In the letter. school officials say they are working with law enforcement to investigate the threat.

Hours later, a student was taken into custody.

“It is scary. It is terrifying to see these kids do this,” said Lynne Ross a concerned grandparent.

Ross’ 8-year old grandson goes to the elementary school next to Middle School North. She worries about these threats and his safety.

“I’m truthful with him. I tell him, ‘Hey they had a threat, we don’t know if is true or not,’ and I’ve told him and his parents have told him. If you see something says something,” said Ross.

School officials say school will resume as scheduled tomorrow.Keep checking NBC4i.com for real-time updates on this story. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the free NBC4 News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

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