13-Year-Old Girl Arrested In Springdale School Bomb Threat

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Springdale police arrested a 13-year-old girl Wednesday after a bomb threat was discovered at Sonora Middle School, police said.

Students and staff were evacuated Wednesday after a threat was found on a restroom wall with the word “bomb” in it, according to a Facebook post by the school. A student discovered the threat and reported it to a teacher. It was then reported to administrators and police, according to the Springdale Police Department.

Wednesday was the last day of school for the Springdale School District.

Responding officers interviewed a 13-year-old girl, who admitted to writing the threat on the girls’ restroom wall, police said. She was transported to the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of felony communicating a false alarm, said Lt. Derek Hudson.

Springdale police swept the school campus and found nothing suspicious, police said. Hudson said school officials and police followed all proper protocols in the threat.

Any parents with questions are asked to call the school office at 479-750-8821.


  • Ron Snider

    These bomb threats are now a daily thing.
    99.99% of the time these type of threats are fake, meaning no bomb.

    These threats seem to be a new fad in NWA, but I suspect it will stop.

    One Fayetteville principal recently ignored a bomb threat and the child got no satisfaction out of the threat.

    We need to ignore the threats, or arrest each offender. One or the other.

  • Stupidity is expensive...

    Hold the student back for a year. Poetic justice for a stupid mistake on the last week of school.

  • Mark Smith

    Stop the hysteria. Stop making 13 year old felons! This country is in trouble when we don’t have the common sense to know why this doesn’t make sense. Administrators and legislators who inacted these policies and regulations get an F in common sense and an A in unintended consequences.

  • Marie Smith

    Start making the parents pay the cost of law enforcement investigation of these threats. After it gets expensive on their family it won’t be so funny.

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