Lebanon boy charged with inducing panic on same day as school lockdown


A 17-year-old Lebanon boy was placed on house arrest on Wednesday, accused of inducing panic at Lebanon High School a week ago.

The case is not a result of a morning lockdown at the school on Drake Road in Lebanon, according to Superintendent Toddy Yohey.

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“Students heard subject state in class that he was going ‘to shoot up the school’ ” on Sept. 5, according to charging documents filed Wednesday.

Magistrate Andrew Sievers ordered the boy be released from detention to his mother and be held on house arrest pending an Oct. 15 hearing in Warren County Juvenile Court.

This order followed an earlier one ordering the boy to be detained.

The boy is barred from the school “until his suspension and/or expulsion is taken care of,” according to an entry filed in the court in Lebanon.

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He is otherwise permitted to go to school or work, while the case is pending.

The charge follows lockdown of Lebanon High on Wednesday morning after reports a student sent a text that he had seen someone with a gun outside the school.

“Lockdown lifted. No immediate threat. Post being investigated,” Yohey said in a text message.

On Wednesday afternoon, Yohey said the two incidents were not related.




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