A Munroe Falls man who pleaded guilty to emailing bomb threats to Cuyahoga Falls High School in 2013 has been sentenced to three and half years in prison.
Michael Nicodemus was given two years in prison for inducing panic and 18 months for two counts of making false alarms.
Nicodemus is also facing three years of post-release control supervision after his release and he's been ordered to pay $13,000 in restitution to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department for the costs of the investigation.
(Summit County Court of Common Pleas) Michael Nicodemus was sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison. Judge Croce imposed 2 years for the offense of Inducing Panic, a second degree felony. Two – nine month terms were imposed for two counts of Making False Alarms, felonies of the third degree. Judge Croce ordered all terms to run consecutively, for the total of 3 ½ years. Nicodemus will be subject to 3 years of post release control supervision by the Adult Parole Authority after release from prison.
Judge Croce also ordered Nicodemus to pay $13,000 restitution to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department for the costs of the investigation.
These charges stem from incidents in the Spring of 2013 where Nicodemus e-mailed bomb threats to Cuyahoga Falls High School.
Cuyahoga Falls High School is closed today after schools officials received a bomb threat, similar to one that was sent about a month ago.
Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols says school remains closed today until further notice. He says the FBI is working with local law enforcement to clear the campus.
"We became aware of an email threatening the campus with a device to be detonated between 9a.m. and 2 p.m. on the campus of the high school," said Nichols.
Nothing turned up following the last investigation, but Nichols says law enforcement officials will once again work to find the source of the email.
Nichols says school remains closed until further notice.
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After searching through the Streetsboro Walmart Wednesday evening after police received a report of a bomb threat, nothing suspicious was found.
Streetsboro Police say around 5:14 pm a female caller called in the bomb threat and hung up. The building was evacuated and a search was conducted.
Both Streetsboro Police and Fire responded to the scene and determined that there was nothing suspicious inside the store.
Customers and Walmart employees were allowed back in the building at 6:30 Wednesday.
Streetsboro Police say the incident is still under investigation.
Streetsboro Police are currently on scene investigating a bomb threat at the Streetsboro Walmart.
Police say the threat was called into the store early Wednesday evening.The store has been evacuated so officers can evaluate the situation.
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Update 11:53: A bomb threat closed Cuyahoga Falls High School early this morning. Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols says Cuyahoga Falls police and the Summit County Sheriff's Office searched the building and did not find anything suspicious.
Nichols says an email was sent to the school's principal warning that an I.E.D. (improvised explosive device) would detonate during school hours in the building.
Teachers and students were notified that school would be closed Friday morning around 6 a.m.
Nichols says the secret service is now working to track down the source of the email.
Cuyahoga Falls High School is closed today after the principal received a bomb threat early this morning.
Superintendent Todd Nichols and the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department confirmed the details this morning around 7 a.m.
"As a precautionary measure for the safety of our students and staff, we've been working with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and Summit County agencies," said Nichols. "And we'll do a thorough check of the high school building."
Nichols says the bomb threat was sent through an email to the high school principal.
No further details have been released.
Someone gave shoppers an unwanted hour long break Saturday in Streetsboro, and police are trying to find out who did it.
The Streetsboro Wal-Mart received a telephone bomb threat at just before 3 PM on Saturday afternoon.
Store employees conducted an orderly evacuation, and it took Streetsboro Police about an hour to clear the store and return store employees and customers inside.
There was no threat found inside the Streetsboro Wal-Mart. The threat call is still under investigation.
Springfield High School officials sent students home for the day in light of a bomb threat. Now Springfield Police say it was a hoax. And they weren't done yet, arresting a 12-year old for allegedly trying a similar stunt at Springhill Junior High School
(Springfield PD 3:39 p.m.) This afternoon officers responded to Springhill Jr. High after a student reportedly found a note that said "Springhill is next at 12:00 be warned now." This was after the earlier bomb threat and evacuation at Springfield High School. An investigation into the incident discovered that the student that turned in the note was in fact the person who wrote it. The threat was a hoax and no children or staff were ever in any danger. The 12 year old student was arrested and charged with inducing panic. This arrest is not connected to the earlier threat at Springfield High School.
UPDATE 1:35 p.m.
(Springfield PD) As earlier reported, this morning the staff of the Springfield High School found a threatening message on the wall of a bathroom at the high school.
The message indicated that a bomb was set to detonate at noon. The building was evacuated as a precaution while police investigated. Due to the chilly temperatures, and the fact that the children may have to be outside for an extended period of time, the decision was made to send the students home for the day.
A search of the building reveled no explosive device.
Assistance in the search was given by the Summit County Sheriffs Departments bomb detection dog. At this point the threat is deemed to be a hoax and there is no reason to believe that the students or staff were ever in any danger. The threat is continuing to be investigated by the Springfield Twp. police.
Meanwhile, students were evacuated from the high school Friday morning. Springfield schoools superintendent Bill Stauffer tells AkronNewsNow the threat was discovered before 9:00 this morning. It was a crude drawing of a bomb left on a third-floor boy's restroom wall. He said police were called and didn't find anything, but as the search continued it was apparent the evacuation of students from the building would be longer than originally thought so the decision was made to send students home.
"We always take the kids safety first," Stauffer said. "I hated dismissing, and I hate closing school for that, but you just never know. I'd rather be safe than sorry."
Students that normally ride the bus were sent home on their bus route; most of the students with their own transportation already left. Those students missing bus transportation or being picked up by parents were taken to the Assembly of God Church at 1551 Canton Rd., across from Tri-County Plaza, for pickup.