Teenagers from Rogers and Greenwood have been arrested on suspicion of Communicating a False Alarm after bomb threats were found at their schools.
The Rogers Police Department responded to the graffiti found in a boy’s bathroom on Wednesday (April 23) at approximately 4:11 p.m., according to a news release from the Rogers Police Department.
School officials cooperated with law enforcement, and investigation was started, according to the news release.
The teenager arrested was 16 years old, and he faces a charge of Communicating a False Alarm (Felony) in connection with the threatening graffiti found, according to the news release.
Meanwhile, the Greenwood Police Department arrested a 7th-grade-student of the East Hills Middle School in connection with a bomb threat that was found, according to a post on their Facebook page.
The student was transported to the Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center Thursday (April 24) morning.
Captain Richie Wolford stated, “We take threats of this nature very seriously. The safety of our school children, faculty, and staff are of utmost importance to us. With the assistance of school administrators, investigators were able to identify a suspect, conduct an interrogation, and make this arrest. I can’t stress enough how having a good working relationship with the school administration aided in this investigation.”