COVENTRY TWP.: A 37-year-old woman is accused of spreading false information on social media about a gun being found in a locker at Coventry Middle School and school officials not notifying parents, authorities said.

Erin Croghan of Coventry is charged with inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor. She was issued a summons and will appear in Barberton Municipal Court, Summit County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Holland said Friday.

The Coventry Local School District notified authorities Wednesday. Croghan is accused of posting on Facebook that there was a gun found in a locker in November even though she knew the information wasn’t true, Holland said.

School officials had talked with her and told her that the gun incident was not true but she continued to post and be critical of the district, he said. The district received numerous calls from concerned parents.

“She didn’t provide us an explanation of why,” Holland said.

Croghan is a parent of a Coventry student but not at the middle school, he said.