Young Girl Arrested In Poteau Bomb Threat Situation

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A young girl has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the Poteau High School on Wednesday (April 30), authorities say.

Students were let back into class around 12 p.m.

The Poteau Police Department confirmed that three “persons of interest” in the situation were initially taken to the police department.

The entire situation started when a mother brought her daughter into authorities because she’d received a text message talking about a bomb threat at “the high school” and “the elementary school.” No specific schools were named, so, authorities scanned both the Poteau High School and the Poteau Elementary School, according to the police department.

After authorities performed a sweep, it was determined the threat wasn’t credible.

The text message the girl received came from a Kik Messenger app, so, authorities haven’t been able to tie them to a specific phone number.

The girl arrested is suspected of being connected with the text messages, authorities say.

The account associated with the text messages is thought to be Canadian, and the FBI was contacted to further trace the messages, according to authorities.


  • Sean

    If you’re smart enough to realize the chaos you cause with a threat, you’re smart enough to realize the consequences of getting caught.

    If not it’s a great life lesson to learn. See ya next year gal.

  • Me

    Head of wood. She needs a year off from school. Hold her back and make her do the year over again next year.

    Hope she is a felon now and can prepare for her life career in fast food business.

    Btw:…….Way to go parents!!!

    • john

      It wouldn’t matter if she was a fellon. When she turns 18,it all goes away. Learn facts before you down grade someone.

  • Phillip Klocko

    its funny how they put this. they didnt evacuate the school they put us in the “safe room” and we stayed in there for about 30 minutes. and the threats are probably coming from some immature kid…and now our school is on lockdown we are not even allowed to use the restroom during class….

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