Wal-Mart shopper John Crawford III wasn't actively shooting when an alarmed customer called 911 to report that he was waving a rifle at people, including children. But based on the information two dispatchers relayed to responding police officers, they thought they were dealing with an active shooter inside the Beavercreek store when they entered and fatally shot him.
Prosecutors in southwest Ohio have charged a 14-year-old student with inducing panic in a school bomb threat earlier this month. The Montgomery County prosecutor's office says the child is the first charged in a series of six bomb threats left in bathrooms at school buildings in the Dayton suburb of Kettering this month.
The felony arrest of an 8-year old Kettering student after bomb threats this month has elevated the issue of school security even more in the minds of parents, educators and law enforcement officials. Authorities in law enforcement, school security and related vocations echoed a child psychologist's thoughts that boy suspected in the two written bomb threats at Oakview Elementary School is "awfully young" to face felony charges.
Police have identified the man taken into custody Wednesday for an alleged string of robberies in Dayton, Trotwood and Kettering. Officer Rob Roberts told Reporter Beairshelle EdmA©, "It's a scam.
Kettering police are looking for the woman they said stole three 3 donation jars for the Dayton Children's Medical Center.