Police investigated a threat Tuesday to the Solon City School District that ended up not being credible.

According to police, at 9:57 a.m. on Nov. 5, officers were made aware of a purported threat made to the school the evening before.

Students had received a message over social networking which was concerning in its content, police said.

The report was forwarded to the Solon police’s detective bureau, and in less than two hours, the author of the message, a Solon Middle School student from Solon, was identified, police said.

The student confessed to writing the message upon being interviewed by officers, police said.

After speaking with the student along with his parents, it was determined that the content of the message was not a credible threat to the school or any of the students, faculty or staff, Lt. Joseph T. Alestock said.

The case is being reviewed for possible filing of a complaint through Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, he added.

For the last decade, Sue Reid has covered the government, business climate and residents of Solon. A Times reporter for 22 years, Ms. Reid has earned commendations from the Ohio Newspaper Association and Cleveland Press Association.

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