Two Teens Arrested In School Bomb Threat Investigations

Rogers Police

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.”

Greenwood

8 comments

  • ignatz13

    Additionally, it is not a felony as the reporter states, only if physical injury to a person or damage to property results…otherwise, it’s a misdemeanor.

    • Realist!!

      So, based on your idiotic way of thinking, if I committ armed robbery but do not shoot them, its just a misdemeanor?? SMH

  • Joe

    how is communicating a bomb threat considered treason? Definition of treason: the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government. Believe me, the judicial system needs to make an example of these kids, but get your facts straight. Communicating a bomb threat is not a form of treason.

  • John

    Make the perpetators suffer their worst embarrassment, make them repeat the school year by being held back one year. Detention in a Juvinile facility will expose to more seriously troubled miscreants. There isn’t a kid out there that would risk their standing among their friends and their school grade status. If the act is to impress friends the punishment would illustrate their stupidity.

  • Anonymous Teacher

    Making a bomb threat is terroristic threatening and that IS a felony. I say expel the kids for the full 365 days and see how they like repeating the last part of this grade PLUS being a whole year behind their friends. When a child is expelled, they cannot go to school in any other district. Districts respect each other’s decisions on these matters.

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