Updated Friday Feb. 23, 2018 4:03 p.m.

MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon Middle School student is being evaluated for admission to a mental health facility after allegedly making a bomb threat Friday at the middle school.

The student, an 11-year-old boy in sixth grade, was taken from Knox County Juvenile Court to Knox Community Hospital, Friday afternoon. He will be evaluated for possible admission to a mental health unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

No charges have been filed. According to Mount Vernon Police reports, the threat was detected after the boy reported a bomb threat in the bathroom. It was quickly ascertained that the boy was the same individual who had written the threat.

Mount Vernon City Schools Superintendent Bill Seder issued a statement earlier this afternoon addressing the threat and the school’s response.

Please see Saturday’s edition of the News and mountvernonnews.com for more details as they become available.

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Posted Friday Feb. 23, 2018 2:38 p.m.

MOUNT VERNON – School administrators became aware of a situation this morning at Mount Vernon Middle School where some inappropriate/threatening graffiti was found in a bathroom stall.

Several students were immediately questioned with one of the students admitting to writing the inappropriate/threatening graffiti. After careful investigation, including a locker and book bag search, it was determined by administrators that the student actions were intended to induce panic.

This is a developing story, we’ll have more as it becomes available.


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