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Threat case to go before grand jury

Man allegedly made threats against students

The case of an Ironton man who allegedly made threats against Ohio University Southern students in December is expected to go before an upcoming grand jury.

Since mid-December, Ruben Henninge, 27, has been incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail.

He pleaded not guilty to a third degree felony count of making terroristic threats in Ironton Municipal Court on Dec. 11.

Henninge was arrested after he allegedly posted in a chat room that “OU students are about to get killed.”

He was due into municipal court on Dec. 17, but waived his right to a preliminary hearing, according to Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson.

At his arraignment Henninge said he had mental health issues and had been recently released from an Athens hospital. He also said he did not remember making the threats.