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Students Arrested For Bomb Threats Face Tough Sentences

Posted: April 24, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO Erin Spandorf Springdale police and a bomb dog from the Bentonville Bomb Squad were called Tuesday to a bomb threat at Springdale High School. Staff found the threat before school started and the building was cleared at 10:03 a.m.

The 12-year-old student charged with making a bomb threat on a wall in a bathroom at Lincoln Middle School faces a felony conviction. A student as young as 16 making such a threat could be prosecuted as an adult.

Timeline

School Threats

• Jan. 21: Fayetteville High School, bomb threat

• Feb. 1: Southwest Junior High School, Springdale, gun threat

• Feb. 20: Bentonville High School, bomb threat

• Feb. 27: Cooper Elementary School, Bella Vista, bomb threat

• Feb. 28: Har-Ber High School, Springdale, gun threat

• March 31: Bentonville High School, bomb threat

• April 1: Bentonville High School, bomb threat

• April 3: Heritage High School, Elmwood Middle School, Rogers, bomb threats

• April 4: Kirksey Middle School, Rogers, bomb threat

• April 7 : Fayetteville High School, bomb threat

• April 8: Heritage High School, Rogers, bomb threat

• April 10: Greenland High School, bomb threat

• April 11: Heritage High School, bomb threat

• April 15: Lincoln Middle and High School, bomb threat

• April 17: Barker Elementary School, Bentonville, bomb threat

• April 22: Oakdale Middle School, Rogers, unspecified threat

• April 23: Springdale High School, bomb threat

• April 23: New Tech High School, Rogers, unspecified threat

Source: Staff Report

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