A student at Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Road, was charged Feb. 28 with inducing panic for phoning in a false report that he was going to be killed.
Just before 1:30 p.m., a 911 call was routed to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in which a male provided a first name and told the dispatcher that people were trying to kill him, reports stated. The dispatcher asked the caller where he was, and the male said he was at the school. He hung up and did not answer when the dispatch tried to call him back, according to reports.
A Grove City police officer notified the principal, who placed the school on stay-put status. Under stay-put, students are not able to leave their area.
School staff went to each classroom attempting to locate a student with the name the caller used. Those students were brought to the office, reports stated.
The dispatcher reported the phone number of the caller came back to an address in Grove City, where two of the school's students reside. A school staff member assisted in looking up the phone number that was on the 911 call and one of those students admitted he made the call.
Once he was identified as the caller, the stay-put order was lifted.
The student was arrested, charged and then released to a parent, according to reports.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* Officers responded at 11:14 p.m. March 4 to a store in the 3600 block of Stringtown Road on a report of an attempted armed burglary that had just occurred.
A clerk told police that a male holding a gun came into the store. He pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded that he give him all of the store's money, reports stated.
The clerk said he told the male he was a trainee and that only the manager could open the register. The manager was in the store's walk-in beer cooler at the time. He said the would-be robber again demanded money and said he was running out of time.
When the clerk shook the register to indicate he could not open it, the suspect fled the store, according to reports.
The suspect was wearing black pants; a gray, hooded sweatshirt that was pulled around his head; a black coat,; a blue face mask; and black gloves with stripes, reports stated.
* A resident in the 4400 block of Hirth Hill Road East told police she and her family returned to find their house had been broken into while they were away. The woman said the burglary occurred between 11:35 a.m. Feb. 22 and 7:11 p.m. Feb. 28. A rear glass door was shattered to gain entry. Jewelry and several watches were stolen. Total loss was $5,500, reports stated.
* A contractor with an Indianapolis, Indiana, company reported March 2 that numerous tools belonging to the company were stolen overnight from a warehouse in the 3200 block of Southpark Place. Total loss was $4,550, according to reports.
* A representative of the Buckeye Ranch, 5665 Hoover Road, told police March 5 that a female juvenile vandalized a van Feb. 21 by smashing it with a chair. The incident caused $3.903 in damage, reports stated. He said the Buckeye Ranch wanted to file charges.
* A Columbus woman reported her laptop computer, purse and $700 in cash were stolen March 3 from a room at a motel in the 1800 block of Stringtown Road that she has been using as a private residence.
The woman said she was working on her laptop when she got a headache. After taking some medication, she fell asleep at 4 a.m. While she was sleeping, someone entered the room and took the items. Total loss was $1,420, according to reports. Also missing were credit cards belonging to the woman's boyfriend and he later received alerts that attempts were made to use the cards at several locations on Bethel Road in Columbus.
* An Amanda woman reported her pickup truck was broken into March 6 while she was at work in the 3900 block of Gantz Road. The truck's car stereo, speakers and amplifier were stolen. Total loss was $800, reports stated.