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Sheriff's office investigated threat at Buckeye

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    Kent Morgan

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YORK TWP. — A student at Buckeye Junior High School is facing disciplinary action for making a threat Friday at school, the district’s superintendent said.

Buckeye Schools Superintendent Kent Morgan sent a robocall to parents at 7 p.m. Sunday about the incident.

When he heard about what had happened, Morgan said he immediately called the school’s school resource officer, who works for the Medina County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office investigated the incident Saturday night, and Morgan said it was determined that the student had no plan to take any action.

“The student said (at school) something might happen Tuesday,” Morgan said. “He made the statement for no apparent reason. What we gathered was that there was an ill-advised comment made. We’re still investigating it,” he said Monday.

The superintendent said the student is facing “school discipline.”

“We do not believe student safety was in jeopardy,” he said. “We take all threats made to students and staff seriously and cannot tolerate that.”

The sheriff’s deputy first checked to see if the student was safe Saturday since school was not in session.

Morgan said he thought it was important to send out the robocall Sunday to make sure parents knew the facts in the case, “especially when we have a student who says something in front of other students.”

“Parents will typically call us when something like that happens,” he said. “We wanted to keep them informed and to make sure they knew we had addressed it.”

Morgan said having a school resource officer is important.

“I appreciate the collaboration with the Medina County Sheriff’s Office,” he said. “It allows us to act quicker and to address those situations when they come along.”

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.

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