A 14-year-old Wakeman boy is in custody after allegedly threatening to kill a teacher and several students at Western Reserve High School.
"Detective Rich Larson went out to the school (Thursday) to pick up a statement and he had no idea what it was," Huron County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said.
"He learned that on Tuesday, there was an incident at the high school where a 14-year-old freshman boy threatened to kill a teacher and several students," Patrick said.
"The boy said he had access to an AK-47, he would go and get the gun and come back and kill them," Patrick said.
Patrick said the sheriff's office wasn't notified for two days.
"We went and located the kid and arrested him at his Wakeman home," he said. "The school had suspended the student Tuesday and notified Children's Services, but we didn't learn about this until 48 hours later," Patrick said.
The boy was charged with inducing panic at an educational facility, which is a second-degree felony, and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor.
The boy was transported to the Seneca County youth detention center.
Patrick said during interviews, the boy admitted he was angry at other students in the school whom he claimed were bullying him.
"The boy said he has shot at people in the past," Patrick said.
Patrick said a group of deputies, along with himself, will spend a good portion of today at the school interviewing teachers, administration and students.
"Detective Larson discovered the complaint at 2 p.m. (Thursday) and we then took action and arrested the child," Patrick said.
"That it took two days to report this is disturbing at best," he added. "We will thoroughly investigate this matter."
Patrick said teachers, staff and administration are obligated by the Ohio Revised Code to report a crime if one occurs.
Patrick said this investigation is far from complete.
"We don't have any reason to believe this student was acting in concert with anyone else," he said. "But, we will investigate that to know for sure."