Law officers in two locations were put on alert concerning perceived threatening situations at schools on Wednesday. The Defiance County Sheriff’s office responded to Northeastern Local School, where it was reported several high school students had engaged in a conversation that created concern for the safety of students and faculty. 3 males ages 15 and 16 were taken into custody and charged with being delinquent by means of inducting panic. The investigation shows there was no imminent danger to anyone at the school.
Also yesterday, Wauseon Police were called to the elementary school, where a written threat toward staff members was found on the wall of the boys restroom. Students were interviewed, and charges may be sought against the juveniles involved.
And for the second straight day, a Henry County fire department responded to a house fire. Napoleon Fire Department was sent to 212 Carey Street at 5am this morning, when the homeowner discovered a fire in their attic. They smelled smoke, and flames were getting into the roof rafters; but the blaze was contained to that area. Damage is likely to be under $10,000; but the family has been removed from the structure, and the Red Cross is assisting. Crews were on the scene for about two hours, with assistance from Liberty Center. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time.