School Threat Closes Whitmer HS, Two Others

(Toledo, OH) Three schools in the Washington Local School District are closed today, as Toledo police and the FBI are investigating a threat posted on social media. 

Whitmer High School,  Jefferson Junior High, and Washington Junior  High are all shut down for the safety of students and staff. According to a message on Facebook, district offficials say the closings come "due to the seriousness of the threat," which promised a mass shooting at the high school.

The Facebook post credits tips from students and parents about the threat.

A Whitmer student was arrested Thursday when police found four kitchen knives in his backpack.  The teen is accused of packing the knives after a social media argument with an ex-girlfriend.

According to a police report, the teen planned to kidnap the girl because she was dating someone new. He's facing several charges including carrying a concealed weapon and a safe school violation.


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