Several dogs are sick and a few have even died in a case being investigated by Columbus Humane as a possible poisoning attack in North Linden.
Gypsy was the registered support animal of Hannah Broadway, reports NBC4i. A Facebook post that Broadway was tagged it revealed Gypsy was discovered in a pool of her own blood, having suffered organ ruptures. She ultimately died from internal bleeding.
Broadway then posted an update of her own, saying she is "still at a loss for words as to what happened."
But, before Gypsy or any of the other dogs got sick, an anonymous person made threats to another pet owner in the area.
Broadway's neighbor Elaine Putnam received a letter in the mail with no return address, threatening to give her dog "a couple rat poison meatballs" if she didn't get her dog to stop barking.
Putnam believes the person who sent the letter is also the person targeting other local animals.
The Franklin County Animal Care and Control anticipates more dogs in the area to show signs of being possibly poisoned. They advise dog owners to survey the yard before taking them out to use the bathroom.
Samples from the effected dogs are currently being tested to confirm or deny poisoning.
Columbus Humane is asking that anyone with any information come forward.
A Grove City High School student is now in custody for bringing a loaded gun to school.
Administrators at South-Western City School District were tipped off by another student, who claimed a student had brought a gun to school in a backpack, reports This Week News.
“The principal told the school-resource officer, who is a member of the Grove City Police Department, about the report and the gun was recovered without incident,” Sandy Nekoloff, executive director of communications with the South-Western City School District said, per This Week News. “The gun was loaded when it was found.”
No one was hurt in the incident, and the district is not aware of any threats made before the gun was confiscated. Investigators have no reason to believe Grove City High School students or staff members are in any sort of danger.
The suspect has been taken into custody and will be released to Franklin County Juvenile Detention. Felony charges pending.