North College Hill School Security Guard Charged with Threats

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NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (AP) – Police say a school security guard for a Cincinnati-area district has been charged in threats that led to recent school evacuations and were traced to his prepaid cellphone.

North College Hill Police Chief Ryan Schrand said Wednesday investigators used GPS to locate the cellphone they say 20-year-old Christopher Darnell Files used to make the threats.

Files is charged with two felony counts of inducing panic for threats Monday and Tuesday that led to evacuations of North College Hill elementary, middle and high schools. Court records don’t show an attorney for him.

Superintendent Gary Gellert says said one call demanded money, while the others just threatened to bomb the school.

Gellert says Files was hired as a private security guard two weeks ago after a large fight on school property.