Bay Police to Make Charges in High School Lockdown Incident

Bay Village Police will be seeking reimbursement from the perpetrators’ parents for damages and costs related to last January’s lockdown incident at the high school. (Photos by H-6).

Two 17-year old boys, one from Florida and one from Tuscarawas County, Ohio, will be facing charges in the Bay High lockdown incident that took place last January.

The incident, which occurred on Jan. 29 of last year, saw Bay Village Police receive a phone call from a male indicating he was in a bathroom at Bay High, he had a gun and he was going to shoot up the school.  

After a large-scale multi-jurisdictional response, a full evacuation of the building and a full sweep of the building; Bay Village Police were able to determine that the threat was a “swatting incident (the action or practice of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address).”

After a lengthy investigation by Bay Village Detectives, a juvenile male in Miami, Florida and a juvenile male in Tuscarawas County, Ohio will be charged with Felony Inducing Panic and other Felony offenses.  The cases will be handled by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office and Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. 

The Bay Village PD will seek reimbursement from the juvenile’s parents for damage to the High School and monetary costs associated with the response of numerous Police, Fire, EMS and Service agencies.

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