Girl in Lima school threat ordered on house arrest

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who prosecutors said tweeted a threat to set off a bomb and shoot people at her northwest Ohio high school will serve house arrest until her sentencing.

A judge in Lima on Thursday ordered the Elida High School freshman to be electronically monitored and stay away from the school. She'll live with her grandparents after entering an admission in juvenile court to a misdemeanor charge of making a false alarm.

The Lima News ( ) reports that the girl, who told the judge she needed help, could face up to 90 days of detention or other penalties when she is sentenced later.

The threat was discovered March 3 when a man researching school shootings came across her tweet. She did not have access to weapons.