Four BMS students charged within four days


Four Bellefontaine Middle School students were charged within four days.

On Tuesday, a 12-year-old boy made a threat during class that he was going to bring a gun and shoot up the school the following day.

The boy was taken to the School Resource Office. When asked why he made the comment, the boy said that he did not want to complete an assignment.

Middle School principal, Kyle Daring, reported there was an incident earlier in the school year when the boy brought a knife to school.

The boy’s father said he was displaying attitudes and behaviors at home that are difficult to deal with and also mentioned that his son does not have access to weapons.

School officials took immediate action and suspended the student for five school days.

He was released to his father.

The boy was charged with aggravated menacing and inducing panic.

Last Friday, three 13-year-old students were caught vaping on a bus.

All three students denied knowing where the vape pen was located.

One then admitted it was in his backpack.

School officials found two vape pens with two almost empty THC cartridges in the bag. A third vape pen containing nicotine and a knife was located on another student.

One of the students violated his probation order and was transported to the Central Ohio Youth Center in Marysville. He was charged with possessing tobacco products.

All three teenagers were charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.