Sheriff’s office investigating “hoax” threats made by 14-year-old at Fairfield Union

RUSHVILLE – Fairfield County authorities have identified a juvenile who allegedly made threats against the Fairfield Union School District. 

According to a Tuesday news release, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office had received word that a 14-year-old had posted threats on social media. The teen’s name is not being publicly released.

Fairfield Union Superintendent Chad Belville called the threats a “hoax” with no students in any imminent danger. 

“Our number one concern will be the safety of our students and staff,” Belville said. “Unfortunately, schools are seeing more of these online postings and it makes things difficult with the number of posts that occur.”

Belville commended the quick response by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the matter. 

“Whenever you have these situations, we turn it over to the sheriff’s office,” Belville said, “We are blessed to have them and our school resource officer.”

According to the release, the teen was released back in the custody of his guardians, as detectives forwarded information to the Fairfield County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Published by Logan Weaver

News Reporter and Graphic Designer

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