CONTINENTAL — An Ottawa teenager was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to harm students at Continental High School, Continental Police Chief Arnie Hardy said.
According to Hardy, the unidentified 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor.
He was found in possession of a handwritten note stating that he was threatening to harm Continental students with a weapon, Hardy said.
A local medical facility reported the threat to the police department. Officers of the Ottawa and Continental police departments found the note in the teenager’s residence in Ottawa, and he was arrested and taken to the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
School officials were made aware of the threat.
The teenager was scheduled to appear Wednesday in Putnam County Juvenile Court.
Continental police are continuing the investigation. Police were assisted by the Putnam County Juvenile Probation Department and the county prosecutor’s office.