Region 8 police arrest 5 after two different bomb threats

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – Blytheville Police have made arrests after two different bomb threats at two different schools on Wednesday.

According to the Blytheville Police Department, the first bomb threat was called into Blytheville High School around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police evacuated the school, but no explosive device was found and police are still investigating.

The second bomb threat was called into the Blytheville Middle School around Noon the same day. Police once again cleared the students, and found nothing.

During the course of the second investigation, police questioned five female juveniles about the bomb threat at the middle school.

Police arrested all five females and charged them with threatening a bomb. All females have been transferred to the Juvenile Court System for processing. Police don't believe the two calls are connected, and are still investigating the threat called into the high school.

Editor's Note:  KAIT normally does not report bomb threats for fear of copy cat incidents unless there is a real threat, an injury, arrest, or habitual problem.

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