Ohio police chase rumors of threats amid hysteria and anxiety of Florida school massacre. Reported by Doug Livingston and Theresa Cot-um. It’s hard to find an area school district that has not faced a threat of violence in the seven school days since the Valentine’s Day massacre in Florida. The hysteria and anxiety following the shooting deaths of 17 students and educators in Parkland, Fla., has sent Ohio police chasing real and rumored threats at most public school districts in Summit and Stark counties. Doctor Eric Mer-kul, who works in Akron Public Schools, said, It’s important that we talk about the proactive strategies, putting emphasis on how to support students and the educators who nurture them so that the next troubled student never feels the need to grab a gun.