Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Amherst – A 17 year old Marion L. Steele High School student has been arrested and charged in connection with the October 8th Bomb Threat made at the school.

Police say the male student made the call at 7:36 a.m. indicating that a bomb was going to go off in 2 hours and 37 minutes. The building was evacuated and Police and other emergency services responded to investigate. After a thorough search of the buildings and grounds students and faculty were allowed back in the building.

The Amherst Police Detective Bureau and school officials investigated the threat and as a result of the investigation information was obtained on where the call came from as well as who made the call.

The suspect’s father turned the juvenile into Police just before 9 a.m. this morning. Acting on advice from his father the teen refused to be interviewed by Detectives.

The teen was processed with finger prints and booking photos before being transferred to the Lorain County Detention Home.

The suspect was formally charged with Inducing Panic (F2), and Making False Alarms (F3).

Police say this juvenile also had an active warrant from the Lorain County Detention Home for a prior incident where he was charged by the Amherst Police Department in 2009 for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, No Operators License, and Unsafe Vehicle.


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