Bond set for man accused of calling in bomb threat to schools

SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – One person has been arrested after several bomb threats were called into area schools.

According to the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, William Adams, 66, of Cherokee Village was arrested for phoning in a bomb threat.

Fulton County Sheriff Buck Foley states Adams is charged with falsely communicating a terroristic threat, which is a felony.  Bond for Adams was set $200,000.

He is in the Fulton County Jail and will appear in court again on January 2.

The original call was phoned into the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, and a trace of the call led back to an 847 prefix.

No specific school was mentioned in the threat, but the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Highland Police Department, and Highland School Superintendent Tracey Webb met and decided to evacuate the high school.

A search by police, including a bomb sniffing dog from the US Air Force, turned up nothing.

News Director's Note:  We typically do not report threats unless there is an actual threat, an arrest is made, or it is a habitual problem that disrupts the educational process.  Often times reporting school threats leads to copycats and creates a bigger classroom distraction.  We hope you understand.  

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