Suspect Arrested After Van Buren School Bomb Threat

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A bomb threat led to students being evacuated from a Van Buren school on Monday morning (May 19), according to a parent alert text message sent out from the district.

A 13-year-old male student has since been arrested on suspicion of communicating a false alarm (felony), according to Detective Wear with the Van Buren Police Department.

Wear said the suspect is a student of the school.

Authorities responded to a threat found on a bathroom stall at 9:45 a.m., according to Wear. The threat was written in pencil saying that there was a bomb in the building.

The school was identified as Northridge Middle School, officials say.

Authorities searched the building to find anything suspicious, but they didn’t find anything. Students were returned to class shortly after, according to the text message.


  • bobreal

    Once the Kid is caught lock put the Kid and Their Guardian away.. Maybe the Guardian will teach their child Right from Wrong.
    And if They Used a Cellphone; They need to be barred from ever having a cellphone for LIFE.

  • Happy, happy, happy

    Start holding the kid and the parent accountable and some of this S$$$ will cease. As a property tax payer I am holding the school accountable for keeping their rears in class and not outside waiting for the cops to search and secure the school. Ridiculous!!

  • atc8824

    How can the school be responsible for what kids do on their own time?You can’t just say no bathroom break what if they mess themselves that is cruel.I say start making example out of the ones they catch and maybe kids will go ooh I don’t wanna go to jail.

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