UPDATE | Another Trumbull teen faces inducing panic charge


WARREN

A not guilty plea was entered today in Warren Municipal Court for Armonte L. North, 19, of Hamilton Street Southwest to felony inducing panic, accused of making social-media threats Thursday against River Gate High School, 458 Franklin St. SE.

Bond was set at $7,500, and North was ordered to have no contact with the school.

The threats involved the use of a gun and other things. It was the second time Thursday threats were reported involving a Trumbull County high school. The other one involved a male, 15, at Lakeview High School in Cortland, who is accused of making a threat over "electronic media."

In the Warren incident, police learned early Friday that someone called 911 at 11:45 p.m. Thursday advising police of North's threatening remarks, which suggested that North would "cause serious harm to students in the school," a police report says.

Police went to North's last known address on Hamilton Street this morning and learned he has been living in a car nearby. Police found North sleeping in the back seat of the vehicle.

Officers positioned their vehicles around North's vehicle and woke him up. He unlocked the doors to his car and was taken into custody and taken to jail. He did not have any weapons.

A Warren police report does not say whether North is a student at the school, but it suggests that he is. When The Vindicator went to the school Friday morning to ask, an official at the front door said school administrators were not there today, and he "can't say anything" about North.

The River Gate web site says it serves students who would be traditionally enrolled in grades 9 to 12, ages 15 to 21.

"These students may have fallen behind in earning credits, have difficulty passing state required tests, are at risk of dropping out of school, or just need a new environment in which they can succeed," the web site says.

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