The boy, an 11-year-old East Bayview Drive resident, was charged with aggravated menacing and unruly juvenile.
At about 4 p.m., a Castalia girl’s stepfather called Erie County deputies after his child informed him of an incident that occurred on her bus ride home, according to a deputy’s report.
The boy allegedly told her, “I’m going to drag you down to Tennessee, cut your head off and shoot you.” Deputies reviewed surveillance footage from the bus and although they were unable to hear the pair’s conversation, noted that the girl’s face dropped after the boy made a comment to her, the report said.
The boy admitted he threatened to shoot her and take her to Tennessee, but he denied saying he would cut her head off, the report said.
When deputies questioned his choice of location, the boy went on to say a rich aunt of his lived there and “owns a mountain.”
School officials made arrangements to put the children on different buses in the future.
Meanwhile, the boy was charged and taken to the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center.