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9th Grader Charged in Bomb Threat

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

A high school student in Boone county has been arrested and charged with making threats to blow up his high school Monday. It happened at Sherman High School in Seth.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department says the student left a note inside the school demanding that $20,000 cash be left in front of the school, or the school would be blown up with the students inside. The school was evacuated while the sheriff's department investigated.

After a short while, deputies say a 9th grader confessed to writing the note. He is charged with making a bomb threat (a felony) and was taken to the Donald Kuhn Juvenile Detention Center. Sheriff Rodney Miller says the whole situation worked out successfully.

"The emergency system we have been working on with the Boone County Schools worked very well in this case," said Miller. "The school staffs worked to ensure that the students were not alarmed and worked with us to bring this to a quick resolution so they could get back to business."

The charge carries a potential sentence of 1 to 3 years in jail.


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