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The Dublin Police Department has charged 17-year-old Emery Toth with threatening a school shooting.

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Another Central Ohio school district is keeping students at home because of a threat.

Groveport Madison Schools Communications Officer Jeff Warner says the district canceled Tuesday classes at all schools because of threats against the district. 

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Students at several Northeast Ohio high schools staged walkouts Wednesday, a week after the deaths of 17 people at a Florida school.

Since last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the number of threats of violence against schools across the country has increased.

Educators School Safety Network says it recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed.

The Ohio-based national organization that tracks school threats says that compares to about 10 threats a day on average.

A group of teenagers who say they are desperate for some action on gun control staged a silent "lie-in" outside the White House Monday, in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting last week.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign website used to say he has signed every piece of pro-Second Amendment legislation he’s received as governor, and that he was endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

But not anymore.

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In the shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 17 people were killed. Three were on the staff as coaches or teachers; 14 were students. On Thursday afternoon, the Broward Sheriff's Office identified them.

Here are their names.

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Protesters demonstrated at U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's (R-OH) Columbus office Thursday.
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Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17 people and injured several others, is putting unwelcome pressure on Ohio’s junior Senator.  Republican Sen. Rob Portman is among the top 10 recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions in the country.

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Court documents say the suspect in the shootings at a South Florida high school has confessed to investigators. Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been booked on 17 charges of premeditated murder at Broward County's Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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President Trump is speaking for the first time about the shooting at a high school in South Florida that left at least 17 people dead.

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