Person Of Interest Identified In Ozark Elementary Bomb Threat
OZARK (KFSM) -The Ozark Police Department has identified a person of interest in a bomb threat that evacuated Ozark Elementary schools early Monday (Oct. 27), police said.
Parents were alerted before noon on Monday and were to told they could go to the Ozark School District’s primary and upper elementary schools to pick up their children, officials said. The schools are located next to each other. No suspicious devices were found, police said.
The person of interest is a student at the upper elementary school, Police Chief Cory Tedford said. Someone found a written note in the female bathroom at the upper elementary school, a school administrator then brought it to a school resource officer, who contacted authorities, the chief said.
Investigators found evidence and reviewed surveillance video to determine the person of interest, police said.
This is the second bomb threat at the elementary schools since last week.
On Thursday (Oct. 23), student were evacuated because of a bomb-threat note written by a 9-year-old student, according to deputies. Authorities last week said no criminal charges would be filed against that child due to age. Franklin County deputies handed the case over to juvenile authorities.