AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teen who police say threw a lit firecracker hidden inside a glue stick at a teacher in retaliation for issuing him a suspension has been criminally charged.
The 14-year-old Akron boy is facing a charge of inducing panic for the Oct. 12 incident.
Police say the former North High School freshman tossed what was possibly an M-80 carved into a glue stick toward his teacher’s desk, but the explosive didn’t detonate. No one was injured.
Officers discovered a note on the firework that included the teacher’s name along with the words “You will pay” and “School Shooter.”
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School officials later found out that the boy had threatened the teacher’s life on social media.
The teen no longer attends North High.