"Active Threat Situation" Resolved at Butler County's Edgewood High School, After-School Activities Resume

According to a statement from Butler County's Edgewood schools, a freshman had threatened online to "shoot up the school."

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According to a statement from Butler County's Edgewood schools, an "active threat situation" has been resolved at Edgewood High School, an arrest has been made and after-school activities are resuming today, Sept. 16.

"Early this morning, our district was notified by the Butler County Sheriff Office that an Edgewood High School freshman and another unidentified person were going to 'shoot up the school.' These statements were made online late on Tuesday night...Fortunately, another individual saw the statements and reported the threat to the Butler County Sheriff Office (BCSO)," reads the letter issued to parents, guardians, students and staff.

As a result, Edgewood canceled school today "out of an abundance of caution to keep all our students and staff safe" and to allow Butler County Sheriffs to investigate the threat. 

"BCSO investigated the online threat, identified the student, and an arrest was made. Additional information regarding the alleged second individual required further investigation by BCSO which required additional time," reads the letter from Edgewood.

The sheriffs office completed its investigation this morning of a possible second individual allegedly involved in the threat and say there is no proof of anyone beyond the arrestee being involved.

When the announcement came that school was canceled due to an active threat, Edgewood Middle School buses were picking up students for the day and parents were dropping their children off. At that time, the school posted to Facebook: "EMS students who arrived early to the building this morning have been placed in lockdown & are safe." They were later reunited with their families.

Edgewood students grade 1-12 started a staggered schedule on Aug. 31 for the first week, with all students returning to the building (unless they have opted for remote learning) on Sept. 8.

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