A pilot is accused of threatening to fly a small plane into Badin High School, a Catholic school in Ohio. The pilot is in custody.
Craig Bucheit, the police chief in Hamilton, Ohio, wrote on Twitter: “Despite initial reports, there is no plane in the air and no immediate threat at this time.” Bucheit also wrote: “Breaking: Officers are at Butler County Regional Airport investigating reported threat to crash plane into school. More to come…”
The high school stressed in its own Twitter message that the school was safe, writing, “Badin High School is safe and there is no threat. We have NOT evacuated and all students, faculty and staff are safe. We are working with Hamilton police and they are on campus.”
According to WMOH: “We understand the pilot who allegedly threatened Badin High School is in custody. He says he is a former Badin student, and studied at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. According to his Facebook page, he lives in Daytona Beach, Florida.”
On Twitter, the school in Hamilton, Ohio describes itself as “a Catholic co-ed school with a welcoming community that profoundly shapes the way students Think, Achieve, Serve and Lead.”
According to Local12, “the man rented a plane and was flying near Badin High School Thursday morning. There were initial reports that the school was evacuated while police investigated.”