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Police: No credible threat made against Maple Heights High School as reported over Twitter

September 24, 2018

Police: No credible threat made against Maple Heights High School as reported over Twitter

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Maple Heights police said reports of a shooting at a city school that spread through Twitter are not credible.

Officers were called just before 10:30 a.m. to Maple Heights High School after security guards confronted some juveniles who were trespassing on school property, Maple Heights police said.

One juvenile made threats toward the school before running away, police said. The juveniles were captured and taken to Maple Heights Police Department for questioning. 

Investigators said a Twitter user listening to police scanner reported shots were fired and threats were made to the school. Police denied those reports.

Maple Hts ~ Shots Fired - Maple Heights High School area - foot chase of 2 male trespassers on school property threatened to shoot up school, fired shots -BW— NE Ohio Scanner (@NEO_Scan) September 24, 2018

As far as I can tell from the tapes, group of males trespassing, got mouthy with the cops. Made some comment about shooting up the school. Fled from the cops on foot. I don’t believe any shots were fired or any guns recovered. https://t.co/RDmlKKtsxS— NE Ohio Scanner (@NEO_Scan) September 24, 2018

One of the males apprehended was possibly involved in another incident previously that included the discharge of a firearm. Occurred at 10:30. I don’t have the time right now to go through the rest. https://t.co/3QOuVTaEhg— NE Ohio Scanner (@NEO_Scan) September 24, 2018

The incident remains under investigation. 

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