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Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 AM

Staff Report

VAN WERT — Van Wert Police have charged a 16-year-old student with delinquency and inducing panic as a result of a weekend investigation. The boy is facing charges of delinquency and inducing panic. Since the public place is a school, the inducing panic charge is a felony of the second degree. The charges were filed by the Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office in Van Wert Juvenile Court.

The suspect was brought to the police station by a parent. He was informed of the charge, was processed, and released to the custody of the parent.

Because the student is 16 and is not charged outside of Juvenile Court, the name of the suspect is not being released.

Van Wert Police reported on Saturday that officers had responded to the high school after receiving reports that a 16-year-old male student had sent a message referencing a weapon, and based on other information, determined the boy was planning to attend the Homecoming Dance at the school.

Police located the student prior to him entering the dance and detained him. A check of the student and the two persons with him that night revealed no weapons.

Last Updated on Monday, October 07, 2013 9:38 PM

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