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14-year-old girl threatens to kill Wellington High students


A 14-year-old girl was arrested yesterday after she was overheard threatening to kill someone. She later told deputies that she wanted students at Wellington High School killed.

Wellington veterinarian Dr. William Spreng contacted deputies after he overheard a conversation between the teen and his daughter, according to a report from the Lorain County Sheriff's Office.

Spreng told deputies the pair came downstairs after helping his wife make cookies upstairs.

When his daughter asked her friend what they should do next, she replied "something illegal," the report said. His daughter asked "drugs?" and her friend replied, "No I want to kill someone."

Spreng told deputies he had not allowed his daughter to know about the school shooting in Connecticut.

He said he then heard his daughter's friend laughing and "snorting like a pig" and told her the sounds were not permitted in his residence.

Spreng said his wife told him that while making cookies the girls had been talking about the Mayan calendar, and the teen said she "didn't want to go out by the world ending and would rather be killed."

Spreng said he took the girl home and told her mother about the comments.

Deputies talked to the girl and her mom, and the girl said her comments, which she called stupid, were made because "she would like to kill some students at Wellington High School," the report said.

She said she did not have a list of students she would like to kill and said she did not mean to make the comment.

The teen was charged with inducing panic.

The school superintendent and principal were alerted, the report said.

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