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Ironton man arraigned in threat case

An Ironton man who allegedly made threats against students at Ohio University Southern this week was arraigned Thursday morning in Ironton Municipal Court.

Ruben Henninge, 27, pleaded not guilty to a third-degree felony count of making terroristic threats.

Henninge, who said he has mental health issues and was recently released from an Athens hospital, said he didn’t remember committing the act.

Judge O. Clark Collins Jr., granted the prosecution’s request to set bond at $75,000 cash or surety.

Henninge will appear for a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Dec. 17 and will be represented by attorney Mike Davenport.

Ironton Police arrested Henninge on Wednesday afternoon around 2:15 p.m. after he allegedly posted, “OU students are about to get killed,” in an online chat room, according to Detective Joe Ross of the Ironton Police Department. He was not a student at the school or staff member.