Ohio police arrest youth after gun threat

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff says a 15-year-old student has been charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly saying he planned to bring a rifle and handgun to school.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says the Talawanda (TOWL'-uh-wahn-duh) High School student reportedly said he was coming to school Friday with the weapons concealed under a trench coat. Police say a school resource officer received the information Thursday, and the student was quickly located by detectives.

Investigators say the student had made the threat as part of a game and that no weapons were found.

Jones says any threat or rumor about school safety and security is taken seriously and anyone making threats will be prosecuted.

The youth was charged as a juvenile.