Press Release

Contact: Chief Matt Birkbeck, (330) 684-5025

Date: Monday February 12, 2018

Incident: Juvenile in custody over OHS Threat

Location: Orrville High School 841 North Ella St. Orrville, OH

Date of Incident: January 31, 2018

Person(s) Involved: Juvenile, 15 years old

Agencies Involved: Orrville Police Department


The Orrville Police Department has identified a student who wrote a threat on a bathroom stall in the men’s restroom at Orrville High School on Thursday, January 31, 2018. The student indicated that it was not his intention to harm anyone and did not plan to carry out any acts of violence.

The student was taken into custody by Orrville police on Friday evening and transported to the Juvenile Attention Center.

A second incident, which took place last week, remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 330 684-5025 or you can provide tips anonymously using TIP411. Text us at 847411 and in the body of the message type “OPD” followed by your tip.

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