Gahanna Teen Admits Posting Threatening Videos

A Gahanna-Lincoln High School sophomore faces sanctions for inducing panic at the start of the current school year(Photo: Gahanna-Jefferson Schools)
A Gahanna-Lincoln High School sophomore faces sanctions for inducing panic at the start of the current school year(Photo: Gahanna-Jefferson Schools)

A former central Ohio high school student faces juvenile court sanctions after admitting that he posted online videos that classmates and parents found threatening.

The 17-year-old boy admitted to a misdemeanor delinquency charge of inducing panic in a Franklin County courtroom Monday. The former Gahanna-Lincoln High School student could be sent to a juvenile center for 90 days, but he is eligible for probation. He’ll be sentenced May 10.

The teen was arrested on Sept. 3 after police tracked several tweets and two YouTube videos to a computer in his home. They generated 200 calls to police from concerned parents and students.

Prosecutors said one of the videos included an ominous threat to classmates.

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