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Four Mansfield Madison students arrested

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Mar 23, 2018 at 5:10 PM

MADISON TOWNSHIP — Four Mansfield Madison students were arrested Friday and multiple felony charges were leveled in a pair of threats made against the school this week, according to a story in the Richland Source.

"These two incidents of bomb threats were taken very seriously by Madison Schools and the Sheriff’s Office," Richland County Sheriff Steve Sheldon said in the release.

"With the recent tragedies across the nation involving school violence, the Sheriff’s Office has consulted with the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office to charge these students with the most serious offenses in hopes of deterring future threats.

"We encourage students that if they see or hear of any threats towards other students or the school to report the information so that it can be investigated immediately."

A bomb threat made at Madison High School at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, the sheriff said. A note was found in the girl’s bathroom that stated, “School will blow up at 2:00 pm.”

School officials evacuated students with the assistance of the Sheriff’s office. The school was searched and nothing was found.

A female student was arrested Friday in connection to the bomb threat and transported to the Richland County Juvenile Attention Center. She will be charged with Inducing Panic, a second-degree felony, Sheldon said.

Madison’s School administration and Richland County Sheriff’s deputies worked jointly on the investigation.

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