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.