Two teens charged in TJHS threats


Juveniles charged with inducing panic in separate incidents

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com



TROY — The Troy Police Department has charged two juveniles with second degree felony inducing panic in two separate incidents at Troy Junior High School this week.

The first incident was reported on Wednesday, April 26. Troy Junior High School officials evacuated the entire school after a bomb threat was written on a boy’s bathroom wall around 11 a.m. Students and staff were held at the Troy High School gymnasium for nearly two hours as police and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base K9 bomb unit cleared the building.

According to Capt. Jeff Kunkleman, a 14-year-old male juvenile was charged in the bomb threat incident.

On Thursday, April 27, another threat, which allegedly stated “kill them all” was found in a boy’s bathroom around 10:40 a.m. School officials and the school’s SRO were quickly able to determine the student responsible for the threat. The 13-year-old male juvenile was detained and charged. The student’s locker was thoroughly searched and no weapon was found.

“The student responsible for the second incident was detained so it was all handled immediately,” Kunkleman said on Friday.

Kunkleman said the police department takes any and all threats of violence seriously and each report will be followed up and investigated thoroughly.

A phone call to Troy City Schools Superintendent Eric Herman was not been immediately returned.

Juveniles charged with inducing panic in separate incidents

By Melanie Yingst

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