Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 to include information from the Strongsville School District's investigation that was not available when the article was first posted.
A custodian at Strongsville High School who was reported to have a gun in his car and a list of people he wanted to shoot will not be charged with a crime, police said.
"We're not charging him with anything," Detective Lt. John Janowski said. "We've got no evidence of a crime."
Meanwhile, school officials have also released a statement saying the allegations were unfounded.
"Based on the results of the investigation from the district, it has been determined that these allegations were unsubstantiated and based on rumors and second hand information," a statement from Superintendent John Krupinski and Assistant Superintendent Cameron Ryba said.
The district said the accusations, which sparked a mini-panic at the school Oct. 12, stemmed from a disagreement between Strongsville High School employees the evening of Oct. 11.
The next day, an SHS employee told his boss he was afraid to report to work because of the custodian's weapon and hit list.
The boss told his supervisor, who told the school district's Business Manager, Mark Donnelly.
Officers went to the custodian's house in Brunswick, where they determined there was no immediate threat.
In the investigation that followed, police found no list of names or indication the man planned to shoot anyone.
"There is no evidence of any guns at school or in his car," Janowski said.
Janowski said last week police were unable to find anyone who heard the custodian say he wanted to shoot people -- only co-workers who had heard it second- and third-hand.
The school district's statement echos that.
"Throughout the investigation, allegations were made that an employee had brought a weapon onto school property that was stored in his vehicle. In addition, allegations were made that this same employee had a 'hit list'containing the names of fellow employees at Strongsville High School. Employees that allegedly heard these allegations were identified and interviewed," it says.
The custodian has been on paid leave during the investigations.