Northwestern Superintendent: Threat against school not as it seems

Northwestern Schools. Bill Lackey/Staff

Update: 12:15 p.m.

Northwestern School superintendent Jesse Steiner said the student who made an online post that was perceived to have threatened the school did not mean to.

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Steiner said the online post was taken out of context, and the student did not intend to harm anyone.

“At no point was anybody in danger,” Steiner said. “People could have misinterpreted the post. The kid did not threaten anyone.”

The post is a reason why it might be a good idea to talk to kids about what they post online, Steiner said.

“This is a great time to talk about what they post online and how they say it,” he said. “Have that conversation so they can keep their kids safe.”

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A threat against Northwestern schools led to an arrest Friday.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office couldn’t immediately provide details of the threat or who was arrested but said they were contacted Friday morning.

“There was another threat and another arrest was made,” Clark County Chief Deputy Travis Russell told the Springfield News-Sun.

The arrest was made one day after local authorities arrested a 16-year-old Springfield girl for allegedly posting a Facebook threat against Springfield High School. The recent arrest comes two days after a gun was found at Simon Kenton Elementary School in Springfield.

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German Twp. Police also reported a gun was brought into Northwestern High School in January. Authorities said the teen told them he thought the gun was cool and wanted to show his friends.

We’re hearing a one-call was sent out to Northwestern parents this morning about the most recent threat. A message seeking comment was left for Northwestern Local School Superintendent Jesse Steiner.

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We will update this article when more information is available.