Two Tipp City teens were charged with writing threatening letters at the Tipp City Middle School and the Tipp City High School. On February 21, 2013 Both a fourteen year old and fifteen year old were arraigned in Miami County Juvenile Court and were read the charges against them. Both entered pleas of denial, which are essentially “not guilty pleas” in the adult court.
The charges stem from five notes written and left about the schools in which the notes contain allegedly threatening predictions. The charges included felony inducing panic and aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct. Tipp City School officials said that expulsion proceedings for both students will be “forthcoming.” Other threatening note incidents continue to be investigated.
In a separate incident at Troy Junior High School a thirteen year old 8th grade student was charged with inducing panic, a felony of the second degree, which if they were an adult, would carry a penalty of two (2) to eight (8) years in prison. The student denied the charge at the arraignment, and is scheduled for March 5th.
All the students remain at the Juvenile detention facility.
Source: Troy Daily News 2/21/13