Brooklyn City Schools student arrested for social media threats against district


BROOKLYN, Ohio (WOIO) – Brooklyn police have confirmed that an underage Brooklyn City Schools student was arrested Sept. 7 for making threats toward the district on social media.

Det. Joseph Bugaj said the BPD responded to a report of a threatening message to schools in the city of Brooklyn posted on social media on August 25.

Officers investigated the threat and identified a person of interest believed to be responsible for the threat, Bugaj said.

Further investigation revealed a second threat against schools in the city of Brooklyn that came from the same person, according to Bugaj.

Bugaj said that person is an underage Brooklyn City Schools student who was arrested on September 7.

“There is no reason to believe that any persistent security issue exists related to these threats,” Bugaj said. “The investigation into this case is ongoing.”

The student will face the upcoming charge(s) in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, according to Bugaj.

On August 25, 2022, the Brooklyn Police Department responded to a report of a threatening message toward schools in the city of Brooklyn posted on social media. Officers investigated the threat and identified a person of interest believed to be responsible for the threat. After further investigation, a second related threat against schools in the city of Brooklyn was determined to be the responsibility of the same individual. This individual, an underage Brooklyn City Schools student, was arrested on September 7, 2022. There is no reason to believe there is an ongoing security concern related to these threats. The investigation into this case is ongoing. Charges are pending for this individual in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.

Brooklyn police detective. Joseph Bugaj

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