Arrest Made After Bomb Threat At Cedarville School District
An arrest has been made after the Cedarville Police Department responded to a bomb threat found on a bathroom wall at the Cedarville High School at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 21), officials say.
The suspect arrested was a 15-year-old girl who was arrested previously in 2013 on suspicion of similar charges. She was found not guilty of those charges, according to Cedarville Police Chief Blayne Irvin.
She was arrested off campus at 2:50 p.m., and she faces a charge of communicating a false alarm (felony).
Irvin said police became suspicious of her after she reported the note, and her handwriting matched that of the note found on the bathroom wall. The school also had video of her in the area at the time the note was reported.
She will be transferred to a detention facility in Danville, to await her court date, according to Irvin.
Students were evacuated as a result of the bomb threat. Middle school students went to the softball field, high school students went to the baseball field and elementary students went inside the safe room, according to the release.
All parents were notified by phone of the situation.
Authorities searched the schools and found nothing, officials say.
After the search, all students returned to class, according to authorities.