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Teen arrested for allegedly making threats at Southview students

A 14-year-old boy was arrested today for allegedly making threats to students at Southview High School.

The teen, a ninth grader at the school, was not identified and his charges were not provided in a news release from Sylvania police.

A message was left for Chief William Rhodus.

Police said they received information Monday that there were threats made against high school students. Today, at 9:46 a.m., the teen was arrested after an investigation by school officials and resource officers.

Police said the incident appears to be isolated; they do not believe any other suspects were involved.

At least one student told school administrators today that the boy was seen with a partially hidden knife, said Sylvania schools spokesman Nancy Crandell. Administrators were able to find and talk to the boy right away, but he did not have a knife on him, Ms. Crandell said.

The teen allegedly told school officials he did, at one point, have a knife, but the weapon has not been found.

Ms. Crandell said there is no reason to believe the knife is at the school.

“We don't know if he actually had one,” Ms. Crandell said.

The students who reported seeing the knife did not know what type of knife the teen reportedly had.

The teen was suspended today; the duration of the suspension will depend on the ongoing investigation, Ms. Crandell said.

Ms. Crandell said no verbal threats were heard.

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