Roger Police Arrest Two In Separate Bomb Threat Investigations
ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department arrested two minors on Friday (Sept. 19) in connection with two separate bomb threat investigations, authorities say.
A 13-year-old girl was arrested Friday for writing a threatening message on a bathroom wall on Thursday (Sept. 18), according to police. Administrators at Greer Lingle Middle School at 901 N. 13th St. were told about a non-specific threatening message written on the wall of a bathroom, police said.
An investigation into the threat was started, and the 13-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of second-degree terroristic threatening. She was later released with a juvenile citation and given back to her parents, according to police.
“Arkansas law states that a person commits the offense of terroristic threatening in the second degree if, with the purpose of terrorizing another person, the person threatens to cause physical injury or property damage to another person,” according to a post on the Rogers Police Department Facebook page.
A 17-year-old male was arrested Friday for making a bomb threat at the Rogers High School via a 911 call on Sept. 12, police said.
On Sept. 12, authorities received information about a possible bomb threat made toward the Rogers High School via a 911 call. The call came from a disconnected cell phone that did not display any caller information. Despite that, the call did plot on a map, showing authorities it came from the Rogers High School parking lot, according to police.
The school resource officer started a security sweep of the school, and an explosive detection dog was called in to assist in the search, but no explosives were found at the school, police said.
Detectives started looking into who made the call about the threat, and they later arrested a 17-year-old male on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening, according to police.
“Arkansas law states that a person commits the offense of terroristic threatening in the first degree if, with the purpose of terrorizing another person, the person threatens to cause death or serious physical injury or substantial property damage, or the person threatens to cause physical injury or property damage to a teacher or other school employee in the line of duty,” police said in a post on their Facebook wall.