Student Arrested In Elementary School Bomb Threats

A student was arrested on Friday (April 11) in two bomb threats this week at Beard Elementary School in Fort Smith, police said.

The student is a girl attending the elementary school. On Friday afternoon, she was scheduled to be booked into the Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center on a felony count of communicating a false alarm, police said.

On April 9,a note believed to have been written by a student on recess was found on an exterior school door. One day later, another note was found inside the school building.

On both days, Fort Smith police searched the school and did not find anything that might be considered a safety threat, officials said.