No charges filed for teens claiming to be ‘with ISIS’ in Hillsboro halloween scare


HPD: Two were dressed in masks and carried toy guns with orange tips removed

By David Wright - dwright@timesgazette.com



No charges were filed Thursday evening after two young men wearing masks and carrying what appeared to be real guns caused a Halloween scare near The Times-Gazette offices, the Highland County Courthouse and other uptown locations when they claimed to be with a terrorist organization, according to police.

HPD interim chief Sgt. Shawn Kelley said officers responded to the area after receiving multiple reports that the young men, one identified as an 18-year-old and the other a 15-year-old, were walking near The Times-Gazette scaring people.

According to the police log, the two were carrying bags and claimed to be “with ISIS.”

Kelley said the two had airsoft guns with the orange tips removed, making them appear to be real. The guns were confiscated, Kelley said.

Both were taken to the police station and warned that charges will be filed if there are any further issues, according to Kelley.

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HPD: Two were dressed in masks and carried toy guns with orange tips removed

By David Wright

dwright@timesgazette.com