Pickerington police have charged a Pickerington High School Central student for leaving threats in restrooms about a school shooting.

Pickerington police have charged a Pickerington High School Central student for leaving threats in restrooms about a school shooting.

Pickerington police on Monday, April 11 arrested a PHS Central student and charged that person with a felony count of inducing panic after written threats were found in women's restrooms at the school April 7 and 8.

Neither police nor the Pickerington Local School District provided any other details about the student, except to say the individual is a juvenile, but Pickerington Police Cmdr. Greg Annis said the person "is not going to be back in school."

According to Annis, the student is accused of writing threats of a school shooting.

"There were a couple of threats that were written in two different girls bathrooms," Annis said. "The first message was something to the effect 'Two more years in hell. On April 13, I'm going to shoot the place up.'

"As soon as we got information Thursday evening, this got the highest investigative priority. We received word of an additional threat on Friday (April 8)."

Annis said the second threat reiterated the student's plan to carry out a shooting April 13.

"When we received (information) as to the first threat, we said we were going to work on this and see what we can find," he said. "When we received info about the additional threat, we kicked it in to high gear."

"We did make an arrest of a student. The subject is not going to be back in school. The subject has been charged with a felony of the second degree, inducing panic."

Annis and PLSD Public Relations Director David Ball said additional police are monitoring Central this week.

Look for more on this story in the April 14 edition of ThisWeek Pickerington Times-Sun.