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Forrest City Police Arrest Juvenile for School Bomb Threat

FEBRUARY 8, 2007 - Posted at 11:44 a.m. CST

 

FORREST CITY, AR - A 14-year-old juvenile has been arrested by police in Forrest City for his alleged role in two bomb threats made yesterday regarding campuses on the Forrest City School District.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, the FCPD received a 911 call saying a bomb was in a school in Forrest City, prompting school officials to evacuate all campuses in the district.  After all buildings were checked and cleared, students were allowed back inside the buildings.  Shortly after 2:15 p.m., another call was received by 911 and this time the caller stated "there was a bomb at school."  Since the school was not identified, all schools in the Forrest City city limits, including Calvary Christian, East Arkansas Community College, and Crowley's Ridge Technical Center, were evacuated.  EACC was closed for the rest of the day.

Approximately two-and-a-half hours later, the FCPD arrested a 14-year-old suspect on an unrelated charge for criminal trespassing.  At the time, a cell phone that was traced to the morning bomb threat was found in his possession.  As police questioned the suspect, he admitted to making both threats. 

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