A suspect is in custody for a threat made to North Baltimore Schools earlier this month, according to an update on the district's website.
The web update indicates officials arrested a man who they suspect is responsible for a threatening letter sent to the school's superintendent Oct. 3.
North Baltimore Police arrested Dwight W. Bower, 57, of Cygnet Wednesday night. Bower faces one count of a felony charge for inducing panic and is being held at Wood County Justice.
North Baltimore Police Chief Allan Baer said officials identified the man by using forensic evidence when they examined the hand-written letter.
"This case was of great concern to the police department and especially the parents, children and staff of our schools. We are fortunate that we were able to bring this case to a swift and successful conclusion. The residents deserve closure," Baer said.
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The district initially described the safety concern as an anonymous, non-specific threatening letter, but contacted authorities immediately after the incident.
As a result, police officers had been patroling school buildings as a precautionary measure.