Student Makes Threatening Statement At Hartford School


On Wednesday (April 9) around 3:15 p.m., a call was received from Hartford Schools by the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a 12-year-old student that stated to a school official he wished he could “blow up the school with a bomb,” according to a news release from Public Information Officer Pevehouse.

Deputies and investigators were immediately dispatched to the school. They learned that the 12-year-old student was upset by the school rules in reference to a playground game. His feelings about the rules resulted in his threatening statement, authorities say.

“Investigators received enough information to arrest the twelve year old student.  He is being charged with Terroristic Threatening/Felony.  The student was taken to the Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center,” the release states.

Authorities say, school was already dismissing for the day when the call came in, so, no students at the school were injured or threatened.


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