A 13-year-old boy from Ohio, who authorities say kept a diary hit list and threatened several faculty members and students at his school, was caught Wednesday night in Dayton, Tenn.
Calvin Riley was taken into custody without incident, the Huron County Sheriff's Department said.
It wasn't clear what, if any, charges the boy may face.
The teen called a friend Wednesday morning from a phone outside a tavern in Walton, Ky., just south of Cincinnati. Huron County sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said the boy left a message that he was fine and "was going to live off the land down here."
By the time officers alerted authorities in Kentucky, there was no sign of him.
The teen made threats against 31 students and teachers at Norwalk Catholic School, where he is a seventh grader, sources told the Reflector.
Riley's mother reported her son missing to police Tuesday night, because he did not come home from school.
Police said Wednesday that a .22-caliber rifle is believed to be missing from the boy's home and a white 2003 Chevrolet 4x4 pickup truck owned by a neighbor is gone, FOX8 reported. They suspected both were with the teen.
As a safety precaution, Norwalk Catholic School canceled Wednesday classes for the 760 students at a complex that includes its elementary, junior and senior high school and early child education program.
Riley lives in the Norwalk suburb of Bronson Township; Norwalk is about 50 miles west of Cleveland.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.