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Published: Friday, 5/15/2009

Norwalk boy detained for extradition in Tennessee

NORWALK - A Norwalk youth whose threats closed a school Wednesday was arrested on an FBI-issued fugitive warrant after the Huron County Prosecutor's Office charged him yesterday with inducing panic, a felony.

Calvin Riley, 13, was arrested in Dayton, Tenn., Wednesday night after fleeing Norwalk, where his threats closed Norwalk Catholic School earlier in the day.

He apparently fled in a neighbor's vehicle - a pickup - that was found missing along with a 22-caliber rifle from the Riley house.

Further charges for the boy are pending his extradition to Huron County.

The extradition process will take a few days, county Prosecutor Russ Leffler said.

The threats were contained in a diary found in the boy's school locker late Tuesday. The diary identified 33 faculty and classmates for potential harm, according to Capt. Ted Patrick of the county sheriff's department. The school, which has combined grade levels, has 760 students. It is about 65 miles east of Toledo.

The Riley youth was likely heading for Florida, based on interviews with classmates and information gleaned from the diary, according to sheriff's investigators.

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