An update about a story we brought to you yesterday:
Police say 35-year-old Thomas Smith made terroristic threats against students in the Martins Ferry School District on social media on Monday.
Martins Ferry Police Chief John McFarland said a parent of a couple students at the school had received a Facebook message. She was having a conversation with an old boyfriend.
In that conversation, something was said that the parent and police perceived to be a threat.
The school was notified immediately and put on lockdown, and Superintendent Jim Fogle said students were dismissed at normal time on Monday. Alerts were sent out to parents.
Later that evening, Martins Ferry police arrested Smith at a home in the city.
He is charged with aggravated menacing, making terroristic threats, inducing panic, and telephone harassment.
He is in jail on a $23,500 bond.