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Man arrested following mass shooting threat at TPS high school

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Toledo, OH (WNWO) - Toledo police says a man faces a felony charge after making a mass shooting threat early this afternoon.

TPD says a parent told officers that his children had received video and picture messages from Christian Costet, 20, who was threatening to “shoot up” Waite High School.

Following that report, detectives started an investigation with the FBI and Toledo Public Schools.

Costet was arrested at his home at 617 Congress Avenue by the SWAT team. TPD says a replica rifle that Costet was pictured with, was found in an abandoned house on Clark Street in Toledo.

He's charged with Inducing Panic which is a second degree felony.

“The Toledo Police Department will not tolerate any threats to the safety of our citizens," said TPD Chief George Kral. "There is no such thing as ‘this was just a joke.’ With mass shooting incidents increasing exponentially in our country, we will investigate and prosecute every threat to the full extent of the law. I commend members of the Toledo Police Department and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force for their hard work in resolving this threat a mere hours after it was brought to our attention.”

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