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October 19, 2017
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OU won't file criminal charges against aviation student
(2007-05-24)
(WOUB) - Criminal charges will not be filed against an Ohio University aviation student who was suspended earlier this month for allegedly making threats towards classmates.

Students have identified the suspended student as John Fry of Piqua.

OU Police started an investigation after allegations surfaced the student brought a firearm onto university property and committed other potentially criminal behaviors.

A university news release says the two-year statute of limitations may have expired, meaning any case against the student would be difficult to prosecute. The student's suspension remains in effect until the university disciplinary process is complete.

According to police, the student under investigation turned over an AK-47 assault rifle, three fully loaded clips containing hollow-point bullets and a 380-caliber pistol.

OU Police Chief Michael Martinsen says the investigation confirms that President Roderick McDavis was justified in asking for a deeper investigation of this individual's behavior.

McDavis says he first learned of the accusations against the student on May 2. But, he says these types of allegations date back to 2004.

An internal investigation is underway at the university to determine why it took so long for an investigation into the the student's alleged behavior.
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