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An 18-year-old Brunswick Hills Township resident suspected of making a possible threat to Brunswick High School was in the Medina County Jail on Monday night.
Tyler Hrouda, of the 4400 block of Sleepy Hollow Road, was being held on a charge of making false reports, a first-degree misdemeanor.
At 10:47 a.m. Monday, Brunswick police received information regarding the possible online threat to the high school. The school’s resource officer, in conjunction with high school staff, identified the suspected source of the threat, according to a police press release.
Officers responded to a Pearl Road business and arrested Hrouda, a student at Brunswick, the release said.
A firearm later was recovered during the investigation, the release said.
An arraignment for Hrouda is scheduled for 10:30 this morning, according to Medina Municipal Court records.
In unrelated cases, court records also show Hrouda faces a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and receiving stolen property. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges, first-degree misdemeanors.
Monday’s threat follows on the heels of threats at other schools in Medina County.
A Buckeye Junior High School student was arrested Wednesday after reportedly making a threat that targeted another student. Threats also were made at A.I. Root and Claggett middle schools in Medina on Feb. 22, and a student brought a pellet gun to Highland High School on Feb. 23. The latter three were arrested on inducing panic charges and taken to the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center.
“We’ve got a problem with our kids that think using a threat is a viable option to solve their differences or that it’s OK to use a threat,” Buckeye Superintendent Kent Morgan said last week.
“It’s very sad what we’re experiencing in our country right now,” Morgan said. “There are no easy answers to it.”