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Man found guilty of inducing panic, sentenced to jail

A Tiffin man was sentenced to 30 days in Seneca County Jail on Friday after being found guilty of inducing panic.

Michael A. Hornof, 28, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.

He was sentenced to 180 days in Seneca County Jail, with 150 days suspended; was placed on two years of probation; and was ordered to pay a $150 fine, according to the court.

Hornof made suicidal comments and said he was going to Hopewell-Loudon School to pick up his children to tell them why he was going to kill himself, court records state.

The school initiated lock-down procedures for about two hours due to the perceived threat of staff and student safety, they state.

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