18-year-old could face charges for making bomb threat at Region 8 school

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) – An 18-year-old student at Poplar Bluff High School is in trouble with the law after police say she wrote a bomb threat on a bathroom wall.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the 18-year-old wrote, "there will be a bome threat Tuesday at elven oclock am."

Police say they were alerted by school officials, and a sweep of the school turned up nothing. This was the 2nd threat in as many days at the school.

According to school officials, just before the discovery of the note there was a discipline problem with the 18-year-old that resulted in her mom coming to pick her up from school.

Police questioned the girl twice at her home, and also obtained handwriting samples. On Tuesday morning police reviewed surveillance footage that showed the girl enter the bathroom and left after about 46 seconds. Police then brought the girl to the police station where she later confessed to writing the threat because she was mad.

The superintendent e-mailed high school parents and staff about the events to calm parent's fears. Classes are operating as normal today.

The Butler County Prosecutor's Office will decide if formal charges will be filed. The girls name has not yet been released.

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