Bellefontaine student charged with inducing panic

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BELLEFONTAINE — A 16-year-old student was recently charged with inducting panic, according to the Bellefontaine Police Department Facebook page Friday morning.

The social media post states the charges are related to online video threats.

The Facebook post states:

“Both he and his family were cooperative with police investigators. No real firearms were involved in this incident. The weapon that the teen is seen holding in the online photo was found to be a plastic replica.”

Police state the department will continue working with the district to keep schools safe.

We are working to bring you more information about this incident.

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